Jared Kushner says indictment will make Trump STRONGER
Donald Trump’s son-in-law says the former president’s indictment ‘only made him stronger’ as he became the latest family member to criticize the ‘troubling’ case.
Jared Kushner has accused Democrats of being afraid of Trump’s “political force” in a series of inflammatory remarks made during a speech to bring peace to the Middle East.
It comes after Melania Trump was revealed to be standing by her husband as he faces charges of over $130,000 in secret money to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Kushner said the case – which was led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg – “obviously shows the fear Democrats have of Trump and the political muscle he has.”
“As an American, it is very disturbing to me to see the leader of the opposition party being charged,” he told the crowd.
Jared Kushner said the former president’s indictment ‘only made him stronger’ as he slammed the ‘troubling’ case.
Trump’s indictment marks the end of a years-long investigation into the $130,000 paid to Stormy Daniels, supposedly to buy her silence over their affair
“It’s been hard to watch his political opponents continue to break every standard over the past few years to try and get him.”
He continued: “But what I will say is that I have been by his side for many cases and that has only made him stronger, and his determination to take on great challenges, to fight for change.”
Kushner – who previously acted as Trump’s aide when he was in the White House – was speaking at an event hosted by the Future Investment Initiative, a nonprofit backed by one of the world’s largest large sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia.
Kushner’s ties to Middle Eastern investors have come under scrutiny this week.
The New York Times reported on Thursday that wealth funds in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have invested with Kushner’s private equity firm, Affinity Partners.
He is the latest member of Trump’s family to blast the case against him.
His son, Eric, told Dailymail.com yesterday that the indictment arose from the ‘opportunistic targeting of a political opponent during a campaign year’.
This echoed statements by Trump himself who called it “the highest level of political persecution and election interference in history.”
He will be arrested in Manhattan at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.
The exact charges have yet to be revealed, but reports say there are more than 30 counts.
The allegations against Trump center around a silent payment of $130,000 made by Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, to Daniels, 44, during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The former president has always denied having an affair with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Trump’s indictment marked a victory for Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, pictured, whose office was responsible for investigating the payment.
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has been forced to deny funding Bragg’s office after Trump repeatedly speculated about his involvement
But the case dogged him throughout his tenure after sparking a federal investigation.
On Saturday, March 18, Trump sensationally announced that he would be arrested the following Tuesday.
However, an arrest did not materialize and the case had remained silent for the past few weeks.
But on Thursday, a jury voted dramatically in favor of the indictment – marking a victory for Bragg, whose office was responsible for investigating the payment.
Bragg persevered with his investigation even though federal prosecutors chose not to prosecute Trump for what would have constituted an illegal campaign contribution.
Instead, Bragg is believed to be reviewing whether the payment was wrongly characterized as a business expense – a misdemeanor under New York state law.
Trump, 76, has repeatedly speculated that the DA is funded by liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
Today, Soros poured cold water on those claims by denying any involvement.
The 92-year-old told the Semafor news site: “As for Alvin Bragg, actually, I didn’t contribute to his campaign and I don’t know him.”
His office is not funded by Soros, although his campaign to become a district attorney received $1 million from the Color Of Change Political Action Committee, a racial justice group backed by the Hungarian-born billionaire financier.
Soros is the conservatives’ favorite target. Since the Jan. 6 attack on Congress, he has used his vast wealth to back candidates he says promote democracy and the rule of law.