Republicans Investigating Trump’s Son-In-Law?

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Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, in a profile by the New York Times, argued that it would be politically unsustainable for them to investigate Jared Kushner, former President Trump’s son-in-law who served as a senior adviser in the White House, business dealings.

During the six hours interview with The Times, Comer did not completely rule out the possibility of an investigation into Kushner, however, he did agree with the reporter’s suggestion that it could potentially be politically unsustainable for them to lead an investigation into Kushner.

Comer became the chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee in January after Republicans took over the House. The panel has been leading the House GOP’s investigation and probes in many different cases including the Southern border, the withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, and President Biden’s family.

During his two months as chairman, Comer had stopped an investigation that was looking into Kushner’s business dealings which were launched in June 2022 while the committee was still under Democratic control. The investigation was focused on whether Kushner’s personal financial interests might have had an effect on the U.S. foreign policy pursued during the Trump administration.

As part of the probe, the Democrats had requested documents from Kushner’s firm, A Fin Management, LLC (Affinity), and the investment that he had received from the Saudi Government after leaving the White House. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the Oversight committee, last month called for Kushner to comply with the request as he had not previously submitted the documents that they were seeking.