Sunday, May 28, 2017
The Kushner Conundrum
So allow me to be clear. I don't care if you don't agree, but facts are facts and the Right will try and distract you in this and it's inexplicable.
The issue is NOT that Jared Kushner tried to set up a "back channel" communication with Russia; though THE FACT that he wanted to do so using Russian facilities and equipment IS "intriguing". The issue IS that Kushner did not disclose that on his security clearance application!! By failing to disclose information like that on an application he LIED! He tried to conceal a meeting with Russian agents on his security clearance application! Please, PLEASE don't even TRY to defend that; it's HUGE! Any of you that are reading this right now who have or had a security clearance, even as low as Public Trust, KNOW that failure to disclose and explain this information is grounds to IMMEDIATELY have your clearance revoked! There is no ambiguity with this process. The act of setting up the meeting is going to be debated in the media on both sides and though I personally believe it's a treasonous act, there are people who will try and spin it away. The Washington Post IS a real news organization and does not have a political agenda on either side. They will call bullshit on either side in order to try and report TRUTH. They have actual reporters and investigators who dig deep and get confirmation on stories they publish. So at this point, the story has to be true, because the Trump administration is trying to EXPLAIN why Kushner was trying to set up these channels. So that is fact as even they have admitted themselves. Whether you believe what he did was wrong or not, you have moved your rook to defend the bishop by accepting that fact. But your king is now endangered because you are ignoring the REAL ISSUE! Jared Kushner failed to report those meetings!
Trumpers will work themselves into a frenzy trying to WANT to believe all of the reasons and excuses that the White House and ring wing media will spew to explain the meetings then say Kushner "forgot" to disclose them. Allow me to help you understand something about that as a problem. If you are 36 and you forgot to mention that you were suspended from school for 2 days because you were smoking pot in the hall bathroom when you were 16 when applying for a SECRET LEVEL clearance, the investigators will call you in, put you on a lie detector and ask you a series of questions all over again and will ask you even deeper more probing questions. If you do not come out of that process squeaky clean, you will not get your clearance. If you already have it, it will be pulled and your job will be gone, regardless of what you do. That is what an "I forgot" defense will buy you for something that minor that happened TWENTY YEARS AGO!! Being 36, and saying "I forgot" for failing to disclose meeting a Russian agent 6 MONTHS AGO, should IMMEDIATELY have you removed from your position working in the White House!!
Let all the other bull shit fall where it will, this should be the immediate response to the disclosure of the meeting. Trump will be in a bind because he will have to try to save Kushner's job, or agree to let him go. Trump would be smart to heed the words of Don Corleone when asked about giving his son-in-law a job in the "family business".