Prominent Democrat lawyer Jamie Gorelick, the lawyer representing White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and also Ivanka and Jared as a couple in certain legal matters, is winding up her work with Jared Kushner on matters related to the Russia investigation. Gorelick said she is "completing the work" Kushner originally hired her to do before President Donald Trump was inaugurated: handling Kushner's ethics compliance, security clearance and other federal disclosures, explains the National Law Journal.
The Washington Post talks Washington power lawyer and Hillary Clinton supporter Jamie Gorelick, one of DC's most prominent attorneys and big-time Democrat. Gorelick came to fame in defense of Richard Nixon's fight to control his White House Papers. It put Gorelick in the position of defending a person her friends loathed -- and very probably, Gorelick herself.
Not for the first time, Gorelick tells WaPo that she's shocked over the response among friends that she's representing Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump over their Washington woes. AOC covered the most public slap, coming from prominent Democratic strategist and lobbyist, who tweeted, "Hey Jamie Gorelick, you've just poured that 'Complicit' perfume on yourself."
“Representing Jared and Ivanka is a case of pushing the ethical envelope, helping a wealthy family on the brink of using the presidency to further enrich themselves,” said David Halperin, a speechwriter in the Clinton White House and former counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Gorelick is a Clinton supporter embracing the family that wanted to put Hillary Clinton in jail. People in Washington are all too willing to forgive that.”
The Trump-Kushner family have said they practice Modern Orthodox Judaism and Jared Kushner graduated from The Frisch School, the prestigious New Jersey yeshiva. In Washington the family has joined the Chabad synagogue attached to Washington's Kalorama neighborhood.
Rabbi Levi Shemtov, heads the small membership synagogue, which is a seven-minute walk from their home. Throughout the years, many Jewish politicians have attended TheSHUL, including former senator Joe Lieberman and current Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, several Jewish ambassadors posted in Washington, and Israeli Cabinet ministers from the Orthodox parties. If Trump and Kushner attend the synagogue on a regular basis, it is likely to gain a lot of public attention, writes The Forward.
In a separate article The Forward poses the very question that captured my attention, writing "It might seem odd for a Modern Orthodox Jewish family to join a Chabad synagogue. The relationship of Jared and Ivanka to the Chabad movement, also known as Lubavitch and Chabad-Lubavitch, was explored in one of the two Zembla videos exploring Donald Trump's relationship with the Russians. Chabad is the largest Hasidic movement in the world.
This evening, Thursday May 25, all US media confirms that Jared Kushner is under scrutiny by the FBI for his involvement with the Trump campaign and the Trump White House. Trump's lawyer, Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, Jamie Gorelick, has said that Jared Kushner will be fully cooperative with investigators.
Related: The Media Goes Deeper and Deeper Into Ivanka Trump: Zembla Looks At Jared, Ivanka & Lev Leviev. (Zembla videos embedded). AOC Redtracker Daily