Kentucky Republican and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Thursday that Jared Kushner, former President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser while in office, “crossed the line of ethics” by accepting a $2 billion investment from the Saudi government in his private investment firm six months after his father-in-law left the presidency.
In an interview on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Comer acknowledged an argument made by 2024 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie, who said “the Trump family has been involved in grifting for quite some time” with regard to Kushner’s work in the Middle East.
In 2022, the Democrat House Oversight panel launched a probe into the investment Kushner secured from the Saudi Private Investment Fund (PIF), which the crown prince runs.
Comer, however, used the opportunity to contrast Kushner’s activities to those of Hunter Biden, the current President’s son.
“I’ve been vocal that I think that what Kushner did crossed the line of ethics,” Comer said on CNN. “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.”
Comer has been leading the Oversight panel’s Hunter Biden probe with the intent to subpoena the Biden family.
He did not acknowledge however, that Hunter Biden has never held any government office.