The author of the best-selling book that revealed alleged pay-for-play schemes during Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state is sounding the alarm about Jared Kushner’s ties to liberal bankroller George Soros and Goldman Sachs.
“Clinton Cash” author and Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer said in a radio interview that Kushner’s ties to Soros — who funds a network of left-wing activists — as well as his billion-dollar loans, both of which he failed to include in his financial disclosure forms, present a “massive, massive problem” for the White House. Schweizer called for an independent audit of Kushner’s finances, which he said likely contain similar bombshells. (RELATED: Jared Kushner Failed To Disclose Business Dealings With George Soros)
Schweizer expressed similar concern over the opacity of Kushner’s political views — which the adviser has kept close to his vest — and said the president should let the public “lift the hood up from the car and see what kind of engine is underneath there — to see really what his views are, have him do some public interviews about what his positions are.”
“He is now the sort of go-between, between President Trump and people like Goldman Sachs and/or George Soros that might have business in the White House,” Schweizer said. “These are people he does business with, and has commingled assets with. The American people need to know, and for a campaign that I think ‘draining the swamp’ and transparency were such important issues, this circumstance I think demands that kind of response.”
“There needs to be somebody independently that goes in and looks through his assets to make sure that there aren’t other big conflicts that are undisclosed lurking,” he said. “The problem is, you really can’t have confidence in whoever prepared these forms for Jared Kushner because you’ve got these gaps. I would be surprised if there aren’t more of these kinds of mistakes or omissions, because it just seems to me this one is so big and so glaring, it’s hard for me to believe that it was just an oversight, and it’s hard for me to believe that this is the only one that exists.”
Kushner, who is married to President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, failed to disclose his business ties to George Soros, Goldman Sachs, Peter Thiel and other billionaires through his real estate start-up company, Cadre. Soros also reportedly opened up a $250 million line of credit to Kushner to help get Cadre off the ground.
While he may be business partners with Kushner, Soros is intensely opposed to his father-in-law, President Trump. Soros spent millions of dollars trying to defeat Trump in last year’s election, and recently huddled with left-wing activists to plot their opposition to Trump. (RELATED: Clinton Staffers May Receive Soros Funding For Trump War)
Kushner has seen his White House influence steadily increase since winning an internal war over Steve Bannon, the populist former CEO of Breitbart News. Although the feud has since ended, it’s well-known that Bannon doesn’t trust Kushner.
As one official close to Bannon previously told The Daily Beast, “Steve thinks Jared is worse than a Democrat, basically.”