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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kushner Plotting ‘Comeback’ — With Help From Van Jones

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

In a Vanity Fair feature about the quiet resurgence of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in the administration, a surprising segment focuses on the relationship he’s cultivated with Van Jones.

Jones is a criminal justice reform advocate and prominent CNN host.

Vanity Fair reports:

“The Kushner-Jones alliance has infuriated some Republican members of the administration, especially Attorney General Jeff Sessions. ‘He hate, hate, hates it,’ a person close to Sessions said.”

Jones has offered qualified praise for Kushner.

“Jared and I have 99 problems but prison ain’t one,” he said. “I’ve found him to be effective, straightforward, and dogged.”

Kushner is reportedly pushing for a drastic increase in Trump pardons, some that, according to an unnamed source, “even Obama wouldn’t do.”

“[H]e’s exuding confidence now that his security clearance has been restored and he’s all but vanquished his foe [chief of staff John Kelly],” Vanity Fair explains.…

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