Saudis Invest $2 Billion with Jared Kushner, Trump’s Son-in-Law

April 14, 2022 in News by RBN Staff

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Under the direction of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) who controls the country’s sovereign wealth fund, $2 billion was invested with Jared Kushner’s new private equity six months after he left the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law, former President Trump. The Saudi fund’s investment screening committee expressed serious misgivings against Kushner as due diligence found his firm’s operations “unsatisfactory in all aspects.” The deal creates the appearance of potential payback for Mr. Kushner’s actions in the White House, or of a bid for future favor. Kushner helped negotiate a controversial agreement for Saudi Arabia to buy billions of dollars worth of American weapons while the nation was bombing civilians in Yemen. In addition, Kushner defended Crown Prince Mohammed after the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Democrats want to drop inquiries on Hunter Biden’s laptop and instead focus on Kushner.

A fund led by the Saudi crown prince contributed over $2 billion to Jared Kushner’s new $2.5 billion investment fund in the wake of cozy ties with the Trump administration, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Saudi Arabia’s $620 billion Public Investment Fund made the move despite serious concerns about risks investing in Kushner’s fledgling Affinity Partners investment organization, which he set up last year, according to the Times. Before father-in-law Donald Trump brought him on as a White House senior adviser, Kushner worked as a real estate developer, not an investment fund manager.

Kushner secured the money six months after leaving the White House. But the Saudi panel that supervises investments for the sovereign wealth fund expressed significant concerns about a number of issues, including the “inexperience of the Affinity Partners management” and other “unsatisfactory” aspects of the new company, according to documents obtained by the Times.

The panel was overruled by de facto Saudi leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, friend of Kushner and recipient of significant Trump administration benefits.

The lucrative money ties between the Saudis and Kushner raise serious ethics issues, particularly if Trump becomes president again, but there’s nothing illegal about the relationship.

Trump developed close bonds with the Saudi leadership during his administration while Kushner continued to cultivate a friendship with the crown prince.

Kushner arranged for Trump to make his first trip abroad to a summit in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Kushner also helped negotiate a hugely controversial agreement for Saudi Arabia to buy billions of dollars worth of American weapons while the nation was bombing civilians in Yemen.

Trump defended bin Salman after the murder and dismemberment of Saudi Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

Trump suggested “rogue killers” could have been involved in Khashoggi’s death, and never condemned the crown prince —

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