Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT), who is also the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, went on MSNBC on Sunday to predict that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will be indicted for money laundering.
Breitbart reported that host Keir Simmons wondered if Democrats would be able to capitalize politically on the controversy surrounding the White House, an aspect Dean seemed to dismiss.
“[W]e believe we may well have a criminal in the White House,” Dean said. “Certainly, he has a special interest in the Trump family and their investments. And we think there is substantial likelihood that he has laundered money. That’s what his associates have been charged with. And so, this is a very serious matter. I don’t think this about politics, actually.”
Dean went on to call special counsel Robert Mueller a “straight shooter” and then predict that after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his son were indicted, Mueller would go after Kushner next.
“The next step is going to be the Trump family itself,” Dean continued. “I expect that there’s a good likelihood Jaren Kushner will be indicted for money laundering. And then we’re going to have to see how far the Russian involvement goes. This is serious business. These people are undermining our democracy. And it appears to me what Bob Mueller is investigating is whether the president of the United States engaged with a foreign power in order to get where he got. That’s a very serious matter for this country.”
This comes after President Trump spoke out to defend his family from the way they are being treated by the media.
“I think my family has been treated unfairly. I think that Ivanka has been treated very unfairly, frankly,” Trump said.
Trump family friend R. Couri Hay also defended Ivanka from attacks against her made by liberals.
“She’s in there doing what she can. It’s unrealistic, unfair and cruel to expect her to change climate policy and pre-K and women’s issues in six months,” Hay said.
“Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me,” Ivanka told the Financial Times in September. “That my presence in and of itself would carry so much weight with my father that he would abandon his core values and the agenda that the American people voted for when they elected him…It’s not going to happen.”
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