I thought for sure we were going to retire this image after the exciting conclusion of the 2020 Goat Rodeo, but maybe not.
Trump’s Fratsputin Jared Kushner and Worst. Bond. Villain. Ever. Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were flitting around the Middle East to meet with future investors for their private funds weeks before the end of the Trump administration.
So here’s the grift: They claimed to be raising money for a government-sponsored program called the Abraham Fund, which they said would fund projects around the Middle East. The Fund never had any actual accounts, employees, income, or projects. Essentially, this was another Trump University style grift.
At the end of the 4th Reich, Kushner and Mnuchin returned to the Gulf to shake-down the same foreign leaders to invest in their private equity firms.
We know that the Saudi sovereign wealth fund gave Jar-Jar $2 billion even after its advisory panel expressed serious concerns. They also are paying him tens of millions of dollars as some sort of on-going commission.
Here’s the deal: Kushner and Mnuchin used their official roles to feather their own nests and, you know, made pretty clear to Crown Prince Bone Saw that he can kill all the American Journalists he wants if they ever return to office.
Nice work if you can find it.