Earlier today, America learned that one of Jared Kushner’s lawyers declined to represent him in the Russia investigation case. According to reports from Business Insider, Jamie Gorelick will be transferring her attorney obligations over to Abbe Lowell, a lawyer that Kushner recently attained as recently as last month. Why Gorelick chose not to represent Kushner is unknown, but either way, one should not hold their breath if they are looking for him to be convicted of a crime. After all, the mere act of meeting with a Russian lawyer does not breach any laws, despite the agenda of the mainstream media.
In the media’s attempt to sabotage the Presidency of Donald Trump, his family members, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner and eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. have become the most recent targets. Roughly one week ago, Americans learned that Kushner, Trump Jr., and a few others attended a meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016.
However, Gorelick’s resignation from Kushner’s case could potentially be politically motivated. Based on statements from The Hill, Gorelick has donated to Democrats, served as Bill Clinton’s deputy attorney general, and was being considered to serve as Hillary Clinton’s attorney general had she won the 2016 Presidential election. The possibility of Gorelick viewing Kushner as guilty or not wanting to alienate her liberal allies could have influenced her decision to decline representing Kushner.
Gorelick made the following statements in an email regarding her decision to no longer represent Jared Kushner:
“As we have stated, once Bob Mueller and three of our partners left the firm to form the Special Counsel’s Office, we advised Mr. Kushner to get independent legal advice on whether to continue with us as counsel. As a result of this process, Mr. Kushner decided that Mr. Lowell would represent him in the Russia-related inquiries. We have been working to transition that matter to Mr. Lowell’s team. We continue to work on the matters for which we were originally retained, with regard to ethics compliance and related issues.”
While Kushner’s decision to obtain an attorney in light of the investigation is wise, the likelihood of the matter even making it to a courthouse is highly improbable. At this point, the media is desperately splitting hairs in the hopes of proving a groundless conspiracy theory tying the President or his family to colluding with Russia to sway the 2016 Presidential election. Attending a meeting with a Russian lawyer is not a crime. Like the plethora of attempts employed by the media to dismantle the Trump administration, this too shall pass.