Jared Kushner Backstabs Trump?

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Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former U.S. President Donald Trump, has recently been among multiple individuals who provided testimony to a grand jury, pertaining to Trump’s attempts to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election, as per information provided by The New York Times on Thursday, citing anonymous sources.

Kushner, a prior advisor to Trump during his White House tenure, appeared in a federal courthouse in Washington the previous month. He shared that, in his perspective, Trump was genuinely convinced that the 2020 election was unlawfully taken from him, as reported by the Times, based on an individual knowledgeable about the subject.

Last November, Attorney General Merrick Garland assigned special counsel Jack Smith to continue two ongoing investigations by the Justice Department, concerning Trump.

In one instance, Trump faced charges related to his management of classified documents post his White House exit in January 2021. He has since pleaded not guilty. The second is a probe into the attempts to challenge the legitimacy of the 2020 U.S. election, in which Trump, the Republican candidate, was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden.

A representative from Smith’s office refrained from commenting on the news report. Efforts to get a statement from Kushner’s representative were unsuccessful.

In addition to these, Trump, who is leading the pack for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, is also dealing with other legal issues. He was formally accused by New York City prosecutors in a case linked to an alleged hush-money payment to an adult film actress in 2016.

Trump has consistently asserted that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 election and that Biden’s victory was a result of electoral fraud. Supporters of Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in a futile attempt to prevent Congress from officially recognizing Biden’s victory.