In the early 2000s, Jared Kushner’s father, well-known Democratic Party donor Charles Kushner, was sentenced to a maximum two-year term behind bars, given an earlier guilty plea for illegal attempts to put an end to his brother-in-law’s cooperation with federal prosecutors.
First Daughter Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner jointly posed for pictures on Christmas Eve, a day after the incumbent president issued a pardon for Kushner’s father, real estate tycoon Charles, aged 66, for the extortion of his own brother-in-law with the help of a prostitute.
Ivanka was seen in MIAMI as early as Tuesday, when she distributed food boxes to local families, while Jared joined Donald and Melania on their Air Force One flight to catch up with Ivanka there on Wednesday.
The same day, President Trump pardoned Charles Kushner, with the White House statement citing his philanthropic projects since leaving prison. Nevertheless, the general public seemed none too impressed:
Some took the news as a fresh chance to take aim at President Trump:
In comparison with his son, who has been in the orbit of the Republican Party, the elder Kushner used to be one of the Democratic Party’s top fundraisers, primarily under President Bill Clinton.
In 2001, he became the most prominent campaign contributor in New jersey Governor James McGreeve’s bid for office, propelling him to the post and in turn assuming the role of chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New jersey. Federal prosecutors later…