Why Is Trump’s Son-In-Law, Jared Kushner, In Iraq?

Common Dreams   By Nika Knight   Posted Mon. Night, April 03, 2017

Raising eyebrows once again about President Donald Trump’s merging of family and government business, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner accompanied the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman on an official visit to Iraq on Monday.

Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, has no diplomatic, military, or foreign policy experience. Nevertheless, he has been tasked by the president with brokering Middle East peace, according to the Washington Post, and his trip to Iraq marks an expansion of his role as a shadow diplomat.

Notably, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—who has been criticized for keeping a bizarrely low profile and avoiding the press—has not yet visited Iraq.

Meanwhile, Kushner has “taken on some international outreach for the White House,” the Post writes, and his portfolio also includes China, Mexico, and Canada. Trump has strained U.S. relations with China and Mexico since taking office.

Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. “invited Mr. Kushner […] to meet with Iraqi leaders, senior U.S. advisors, and visit with U.S. forces in the field to receive an update on the status of the counter-ISIS campaign in Iraq and Syria,” the Pentagon wrote in a statement.

The New York Times reported that it was “unclear what Mr. Kushner, who has been expanding his reach in his father-in-law’s administration, planned to gain from the trip.”

Indeed, Kushner has steadily broadened the scope of his powers since joining the White House in an official capacity. In addition to his role as a shadow diplomat, Kushner is also heading the Office of American Innovation, a White House team that will push for privatizing the federal government, as Common Dreams reported.

And like Trump himself, Kushner has not divested from his businesses, a move that has earned criticism from ethics experts.

Ivanka Trump has also provoked outrage by taking part in White House meetings with foreign officials, and her recent appointment to an official advisory role garnered harsh critique from ethics watchdogs.

“My view […] is that the nepotism statute does apply to the White House,” said former White House counsel Norm Eisen on CNN last week, discussing Ivanka’s new role.

 Tweet by Clara Jeffery:

“15 Fucking Years Later All We Have To Offer The People of Iraq is Jared Kushner, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”.

Source:   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/03/why-jared-kushner-iraq-trump-son-law-expands-shadow-diplomat-role

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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