Congress investigating Jared Kushner’s ‘personal financial interests’ with Saudi Arabia

Congress has put Jared Kushner under investigation over his links to Saudi Arabia after his investment firm received $2 billion from Saudi Arabian wealth fund.

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced on Thursday that it is investigating Jared Kushner.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the committee’s chairwoman, wrote a letter to Kushner announcing the investigation.

“Your support for Saudi interests was unwavering, even as Congress and the rest of the world closely scrutinized the country’s human rights abuses in Yemen, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi assassins tied to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on political dissidents at home. After leaving your senior White House position, you formed an investment firm, A Fin Management, LLC (Affinity) and raised $2 billion from the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, which is controlled by the Crown Prince,” wrote Maloney.

 Kushner formed the investment firm a day after leaving his job as a senior advisor to then-president Donald Trump in the White House.

“The Committee on Oversight and Reform is investigating whether you have improperly traded on your government position to obtain billions of dollars from the Saudi government and whether your personal financial interests improperly influenced U.S. foreign policy during the administration of your father-in-law, former President Trump. This investigation will inform the Committee about whether federal ethics laws should be strengthened to prevent senior public officials from taking advantage of their position within the federal government to reap a financial windfall—before, during, or after government employment,” Maloney explained.

The house letter asks Kushner to hand over documents by June 16.

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