Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Gee, Wonder Why Mohammed Bin Salman Personally Intervened to Give Jared Kushner $2 Billion


The news of bin Salman overruling objections of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund’s advisers to send $2 billion to Kushner’s firm comes as Trump and other right-wing shit-stirrers have decided to once again the kick the tires on the idea that Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from the widow of the former mayor of Moscow. Trump tried to press Biden on the payment in the debates ahead of the 2020 election, and brought it up again last month when he asked Vladimir Putin to provide information on the transaction — despite the fact that Putin is murdering civilians by the thousand as he directs Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a U.S. ally.

The only problem is that there’s no evidence this actually happened. Senate Republicans released a report before the 2020 election that alleged Yelena Baturina sent the sum to a Biden-connected firm called Rosemont Seneca Thornton in 2014. Trump tried to make hay out of the report’s findings, but The Washington Post recently dug into what the report said beyond its headline-worthy summary, and found that it does not actually claim that Biden received the money. The Post found no evidence Biden had anything to do with the transaction.

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