A Tremor in the #TrumpSwindle

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Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, attends an American Leadership in Emerging Technology roundtable in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., 22 June 2017.  (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

This is just one of those moments worth noting, because it will either be important or not.

Asked about the loans Jared Kushner received after meeting in the WH with the execs who approved those loans, Sarah Sanders says the WH has no comment and refers reporters to Kushner’s lawyer.

(Caroline O)

It is in the moment tempting to wonder if we witness some manner of disengagement beginning as the Special Counsel’s Office swirls around one of the most obvious exposures in the White House. To the other, disengagement is possibly impossible by circumstance of who has done what, and, furthermore, it seems very much an extraordinary proposition to watch the Trump family cabal fracture down this particular fault line.

"Asked about the loans Jared Kushner received after meeting in the WH with the execs who approved those loans, Sarah Sanders says the WH has no comment and refers reporters to Kushner's lawyer." [Caroline O. (@RVAwonk), via Twitter, 1 March 2018]Meanwhile, it is hard to appoint the time, but would feel remiss to not start expecting that we will soon hear about Qatar, and the time that Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic crisis in the emirate with some appearance of retaliation for loan terms the Kushner Companies did not like.

Disengagement seems nigh impossible; the White House needs to figure out at least something to say, because they can’t ride this one out with blithe pretenses like coffee boy or campaign volunteer.

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Image note: Top — Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to US President Donald Trump. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)  Left — Tweet by Caroline O. (@RVAwonk), 1 March 2018.

@RVAwonk. “Asked about the loans Jared Kushner received after meeting in the WH with the execs who approved those loans, Sarah Sanders says the WH has no comment and refers reporters to Kushner’s lawyer.” Twitter. 1 March 2018.

Walsh, Ben, Ryan Grim, and Clayton Swisher. “Jared Kushner Tried and Failed to Get a Half-Billion-Dollar Bailout From Qatar”. The Intercept. 10 July 2018.

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