Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi walks us through the Trump administration’s Middle Eastern “Abraham Fund.”
Spoiler: It was just another scheme to line Jared Kushner’s pockets.
Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former adviser, spearheaded a program called the “Abraham Fund,” which aimed to finance projects in the Middle East. Kushner spent the last few months of the Trump presidency jet-setting around the Arab states to raise large sums of money for the fund. (In fact, that’s where Kushner was during the January 6 insurrection.)
According to multiple reports published by The New York Times, Kushner was, in fact, securing a deal — but it wasn’t one on behalf of the U.S. government or any Middle East country, for that matter. Now, the House Oversight Committee of the U.S. Congress is investigating a $2 billion investment from a Saudi wealth firm into Kushner’s new company.
Listen to Velshi’s commentary below.
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