31 May What Legal Vulnerabilities Jared Kushner Faces: Dan Talks Russian Back Channels, Logan Act, and More
On Good Morning America yesterday, May 30th, Dan discusses the Trump-Russia investigation centering on Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law. Defenders of Kushner may allege that back channels are normal in politics, but Dan maintains that such integrity hinges on who is ordering Kushner to communicate with Russian officials. Kushner has recently come under fire for meeting with Russian banker Sergey N. Gorkov, a known ally of Putin, but the reasons for the meeting differ between Gorkov himself and the White House. Gorkov alleges that the meeting took place in relation to Kushner’s own business affairs, while the White House has stated that Gorkov was acting as a transition official. Dan offers his legal expertise, suggesting that Kushner is better off maintaining that he took the meeting a private citizen, as he otherwise may be violating the Logan Act which states that unauthorized citizens will be fined and/or imprisoned for communicating with foreign governments in dispute of the US.
See Dan’s GMA clip below: