The family company of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, has been under investigation both for potentially using its connection to the White House for financial gain and for its unethical practices unrelated to politics.
Charles Kushner, Jared Kushner’s father and one of the numerous members of the family being investigated for possible corruption, insisted to The New York Times on Sunday that Kushner Companies is guilty of nothing.
“Go knock yourselves out for the next 10 years,” he said when asked about the ongoing investigations. “We didn’t do anything wrong.”
Charles Kushner already has a past of criminal activity. In 2005 he was sentenced to two years in prison for tax evasion, making illegal campaign contributions, and witness tampering. He ultimately ended up serving 14 months.
Nicole Meyer, Jared Kushner’s sister, is also under investigation for reportedly using her family’s ties to the White House in a pitch to Chinese investors in an effort to obtain $150 million for a housing development in Jersey City.
Jared Kushner himself is being investigated for potentially having discussed business deals with foreign officials. Questions regarding his possibly corrupt business dealings with foreign officials is part of the reason his temporary security clearance was downgraded in February.
Though we still don’t know for sure if the family has committed crimes with their company, the long list of suspicious and shady incidents that have been reported makes it hard to believe that they’re completely innocent.