Republican Oversight Committee Chair Accuses Donald Trump's Son-In-Law Of Ethical Breach Over $2B Saudi Deal: 'Kushner Crossed The Line'

Rep. James Comer (R-KY) accused Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, of breaching ethical boundaries over a Saudi investment deal.

What Happened: The House Oversight Committee Chairman, in an interview with CNN, said that Kushner "crossed the line of ethics" as he accepted a $2 billion investment from the Saudi government for his private investment firm, six months after leaving the White House.

"I've been vocal that I think that what Kushner did crossed the line of ethics," Comer said.

Comer also responded to 2024 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie‘s claim about Kushner’s extensive work in the Middle East on behalf of the Trump administration. However, Comer differentiated between the business dealings of the Trump and Biden families, viewing the latter as more severe.

"What Christie said — it happened after he left office. Still no excuse, Jake, but it happened after he left office. And Jared Kushner actually has a legitimate business. This money [to] the Bidens happened while Joe Biden was vice president while he was flying to those countries."

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Comer also defended the investigation into the Bidens and emphasized that the overarching objective is to reform the functioning of Washington, preventing individuals from profiting through influential positions held by their relatives.

Why It Matters: Kushner, who served as a senior advisor to Trump, had defended the Saudi government after the U.S. concluded the Saudi Crown Prince approved the killing of a journalist. In 2022, the House Oversight Panel launched a probe into Kushner’s $2 billion investment from the Saudi Private Investment Fund (PIF).

Last year, the Trump Organization also entered into a $1.6 billion licensing deal for a housing and golf complex, Aida, in Oman, with Saudi developer Dar Al Arkan. This development underscores the complexity of the Trump family’s business dealings with the Saudis, which have been a source of controversy.

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