Kushner Said To Consider Shake Up Of His Legal Team

Tyler Durden's picture

After the Washington Post twice reported that Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son in law and a senior adviser to the president, is facing scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Kushner is reportedly considering a shakeup of his legal team due to a potential conflict between one of his attorneys, Jamie S. Gorelick, and Mueller, as the New York Times reports. Before Mueller was appointed to the special counsel role he and Gorelick were both partners at the DC-based law firm WilmerHale.

Following Mueller’s appointment, Gorelick says she advised Kushner to consult with other representation. However, conflicts like this aren't unusual in Washington legal circles, and have in other instances been absolved with a written acknowledgment from the client.

But there might be another, more pressing, reason that Kushner is searching for alternatives to Gorelick. Several sources told the NYT that Trump has expressed his displeasure with Gorelick, which stems from her relationship with Mueller, whom the president has accused of organizing "the single greatest witch hunt in American history."

Though if Kushner is truly in the market for new representation, he should probably pick an attorney sooner rather than later, because as more members of the Trump administration decide to lawyer up, the pool of top Washington talent available is bound to shrink.

“The outreach has come as a number of White House officials have mulled whether to hire personal lawyers. An aide to Vice President Mie Pence said Thursday that Mr. Pence had retained Richard Cullen. Other White House Officials are also considering hiring lawyers, and on Friday, the president added a well-known litigator, John M, Dowd, to his legal team.”

Congressional and FBI investigators are examining Kushner’s meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Lavrov, as well as his meeting with Sergey Gorkov, the head of Russia’s state-owned Vnesheconombank, the country’s state-owned development bank, according to NYT. Specifically, investigators are interested in whether Kushner tried to arrange a secret back-channel with Moscow following Trump’s upset victory in the Nov. 8 US election. Though as the White House – and even WaPo - have said, such diplomatic encounters aren’t uncommon for officials working on an administration’s transition team, and they're certainly not illegal.

The NYT's sources say that Kushner could keep Gorelick on, while also hiring an experienced trial lawyer to compensate for some of her weaknesses. The paper says that Kushner is in discussions with Abbe D Lowell, who famously represented superlobbyist Jack Abramoff during his 2005 influence-peddling scandal.

“In contrast, people within Mr. Kushner’s circle recently reached out to some courtroom litigators about possibly joining his legal team. Among the lawyers contacted, one person said, was Abbe D. Lowell, a prominent trial lawyer whose previous clients include Jack Abramoff, the powerful Republican lobbyist, in a corruption scandal that shook Washington in 2005.”


“Mr. Lowell declined to comment.”

Kushner's search for a trial lawyer also raises an important question: Will more senior members of the Trump administration be called to testify in the Congressional probe, possibly even Kushner himself? After the recent testimony from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, it's looking increasingly likely.

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ParkAveFlasher's picture

Who is this twat again?

FrozenGoodz's picture

General rule of thumb ... it's never a good thing when your lawyer has to hire a lawyer


P.S. - I was told there'd be winning?

ne-tiger's picture

All the money goes to fucking lawyers without anything done in this country!

Termin8or's picture

who is paying for all of these "lawyers"......  oh yeah, us stupid taxpayers & china

HRClinton's picture

If your lawyer has to hire his isn't lawyer, you can figure out who the Mark is at the Poker table. 

Looney's picture


Shake, shake, shake, Senora,

Shake your body line

Shake, shake, shake, Senora,

Shake it all the time

Looney  ;-)

Silver Bug's picture

Kushner is not be trusted, this is for sure. He is most certainly a globalist puppet, but one thing is for certain, they don't care who they have to take out to try and smear the Trump name. The MSM are desperate to bring him down.



Canadian Dirtlump's picture

this twat is a new york pinko, who thanks to his own vanity, may be getting ready to find out why hanging out with new york bitch pinkos and their ilk can be bad for business if you ever color outside the lines, let alone try to play it in favor of the american people.

HRClinton's picture

If there's one thing you need to know about lawyers, it's this:

The client they're best at representing and defending, is the one in their mirror. 

esum's picture

She built the "wall" to protect clinton from the CIA providing criminal evidence to the FBI regarding PLA (Chinese People's Liberation Army) campaign cash and other illegal contributions...
Yeah that C U N T


SmittyinLA's picture

She sacked Fannie Mae for 12 Trillion, she's the most powerful woman in Washington and she cut side deals with Iran behind Bushes and Obama back.


Dallas Field Office.

“Over a period of years, Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. conducted business with Iran and Sudan from the United States and took steps to disguise those business dealings, thereby willfully violating the U.S. economic sanctions against those regimes,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

aloha_snakbar's picture

Maybe he should hire a special prostitutor (retarded whore)... Im sure his dad, the felon, knows someone...

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Pick a Jew, any Jew!

aliens is here's picture

Get ride of the JOO son in law. I didn't vote for him.

BullyBearish's picture

if you voted for trumpanyahoo, you not only voted for kuntner, but for satanyahoo and all of the other zionist ilk...sorry you believed what came out of his mouth instead of who he really was...


hope kills...

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Why waste time on this alligator when the swamp’s most critical economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their dominant military force resides. The US Constitution is therefore the “kingpin” of an all-inclusive global financial empire. These fictitious entities now own the USA and command its military infrastructure by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and congressional lobbying.


The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual states, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the USA itself. The only way The People can regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic now is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. To remain sovereign we have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't afford to privatize our Treasury to transnational banks anymore. Government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities; and banks must be held responsible to the government if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.


It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained that a swamp of corruption inevitably flooded our entire economic system. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 option to do this, for which the electorate will need overwhelming consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention is rapidly becoming our only sensible option.


This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:


28th Amendment:


Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:


1, prohibitions against any corporation; a, owning another corporation; b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic; or c, otherwise distorting the general economy;


2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of; a, government, b, education, c, news media; or d, healthcare, and


3, provisions for; a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books; b, the establishment of state and municipal banking; and c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.


BullyBearish's picture

i'd like to propose the 29th Amendment:


the federal reserve will be dissolved immediately and no charter will ever be granted to a private bank of any kind to create and control the nation's currency.  The nation's currency will be created by the U.S. treasury in a democratic process and be free of debt.



PleasedToMeatYou's picture


Copies and pastes here at ZH the verbose rants that he writes to himself. 

...sorta like Bruce Wilds, but without his own blog.

wcvarones's picture

Gorelick was partially responsible for allowing 9/11 to happen, and conveniently got a spot on the cover-up commission.


shovelhead's picture


Washington courts are going to be tied up with motions for the next 50 years. The Dimmo/neocon circus is going beat all of Trumps jobs making claims.

Maybe they should steal the MAGA slogan...

MAGA...For Lawyers.

Toshie's picture

Weeping for my America.

Secret Weapon's picture

We hit an iceberg.  Quick!  Move the deck chairs to the other side of the ship.  What a pathetic group of sociopaths.  What this really boils down to is that we have two organized crime families arguing over who is going to shake us down. 

Thom Paine's picture

The Mueller Special Counsel has all the look of a corrupt Star Chamber.

  • Established for the sole purpose of inventing charges.

The Swamp Creatures are getting pissed and deperate - they and the corrupt Swamp Lawyers are out in the open.

One thing about turning the light on cockcroaches, it is easier to see to stomp on them.

  • Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, all the lawyers Mueller hired....part of the Swamp protection system uncovered - to stop Trump cleaning out the swamp filth.

Time for Trump to fire Rosestein for blatant conflict of interest in refusing to recuse himself, even though he helped create the whole show.


AND Sessions, where the fuck are you??


Boxed Merlot's picture

And this is any different from Biden Jr. in Ukrainian oil How? He was a smart cookie too wasn't he?

Swamp indeed.

Seasmoke's picture

Don't worry Ivanka. Daddy will take care of you when Jared takes the fall.

Thom Paine's picture

You mean like daddy looks after you.. wink!

sleepingbeauty's picture

When are we going to stop listening and reporting on WaPo's anonymous sources. They are always wrong.

Koba the Dread's picture

What do you mean "we", Paleface? I don't listen or report on the Bezos Post lies.

DuneCreature's picture

Damn, there may soon be a shortage of good lawyers in DC!

There has always been a shortage of honest ones.


~~~)))*** Here Comes The Mobile Attorney Attack Force! .. Bugler Forward! ... Mount Up! ***(((~~~

This is where The Saga of George Webb (c) is going to get really interesting. .......... I may have to track down daDune my adopted half-brother who once commanded a Behind the Enemy Lines (tm) guerrilla mobile attorney attack force himself for a few tactical pointers.

So George announces this morning he is going to sue the FBI and FBI contractor(s) for illegally defaming, wiretapping and targeting him to the tune of a hundred million USD.

Alright! ..This could be the start of a counter offensive that could clean a few bands of Evil Pirates out of some rat nests and safe harbor Federal buildings in and around DC.

Rally on George, you hungry lawyers out there. .. A slot on this battle roster could be a fine feather in your war bonnet and fatten your bank account handsomely. ..... There is danger in the assignment too, so this is a job for the daDunes and Fearless Leader Mosby (tm) type of barristers out there.

Day 240.01 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LjmrHz93jw
` (George goes on the offensive - Lawyer up, Comey, McCabe, Sessions and Lynch. (My guesses) ...... More Webb vs. *named defendants forthcoming*.)

Day 240.02 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfMJHmKr3BI
` (It sounds like others are calling out the attack attorneys also. An Ohio lawsuit against a half a dozen opioid manufacturers. ... Oh boy, a suit calling out Big Fat Pharma could drag on for years. .. Lots of ODs can happen in that amount of time. .. And time is money in the world of litigation. .. The lawyers like to stretch the timeframe out a lot. .. Some make a lot of money and others lose a lot of money. .. The question is; Which side pays the huge bill. Eeeeeyikes, have your ducks in line when you march them into a court room.)

Day 240.03 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtQ92gY5fWk
` (Off to pow-wow with and recruit attack attorneys - Crowd Source -The Counter Offensive Attack Lawsuit (c). ...... I'm in, George. .. Where do I send my dollars? ... Do I bring my own horse?

Day 240.04 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_eybuSxGsw
` (Let's start with Attorney Cliff Arnebeck.)

Day 240.05 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxzT0Y7jTBI
` (Shot across the bow of Perdue Pharma and the targeting of youth all over America with prescription and non-prescription addictive drugs. .... Sue them for willful negligence, Again and again until they and the healthcare 'Jive Industry' cease and desist.)

Day 240.05.1 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxR366D7rs
` (George says they finally found Eric Braverman (In Oxford England at a speaking engagement, I presume) so I guess we can all go home now since MIA Eric is what started this whole George Webb saga. ...... But wait, George has rediscoverd an illicid nuclear weapons program run out of Pac-Man-Stanly first reported by Fox News so it can't be a fake news story. ... CNN should be all over this one right along with George. ......... And then there are always George's accounts to square with Andy McCabe. ... This saga may go for being one of those Tied Up In Court Until Everyone Dies Off 50-Year Elite Rule(tm) marathon life quests.)

Well, we will see if George can compress that time frame a little.

You don't work with lawyers much,...........do ya, George?

Bonus links - GW Back Story and Crowd Source the Truth

Trish and Jason arrive in Great Briton

Outside Of The Ecuadorian Embassy In London - Julian Assange


To post crowd sourced evidence and for up loading documents go to:

Facebook Group - Crowd Source the Truth

(Full disclosure - I leave as small a footprint on the web as I can. .. You will need to be a member of 'FaceHook' (Facebook.com) and then simply join the CST group to post up links, photos and docs)

Thanks for any help you can offer those folks. ~ DC v6.5


Live Hard, Make Sure Your Mount Has Double Rations And Two Spare Shoes,........You Can Go Bare Foot In The Saddle, Hats and Bandanas Are Mandatory, One Carbine, Two Pistols And A Blade, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

Mr. Ed's picture

FORMER Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

Small Government Is Better's picture

What a total waste of talent.  

And, this waste of talent was created by Demoncrats as an obstacle to restoring America to greatness.

Hil-LIAR-y's Clinton Foundation typified the thievery that Demoncrats delight in.  

Demoncrats want to steal Americans into poverty.

DirtySanchez's picture

Kushner is a liability to the President.
He should simply disappear.
Go back to NYC, and let the man accomplish what the people asked him to.

debunker's picture

Hey Kush, better lawyer up like everyone else in this admin, bitch

sevensixtwo's picture

> the pool of top Washington talent available is bound to shrink.