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WATCH: Michael Cohen Calls For Investigation Of Jared Kushner Over January 6th Testimony

WATCH: Michael Cohen Calls For Investigation Of Jared Kushner Over January 6th Testimony

Thursday night’s public hearing held by the January 6th Committee brought some answers, and some new questions. Testimony was aired from people close to Donald Trump, including Bill Barr, who served as Attorney General under Trump, and the former president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.

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Ivanka’s testimony resulted in an eruption from Trump, who declared his daughter to have ‘checked out’ of the election process, but it was her husband’s testimony that also raised some eyebrows — and some additional questions.

Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) shared that several Republican legislators had reached out to the then-president between January 6th and his White House exit two weeks later to beg for pardons. However, Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, picked up on something in Jared Kushner’s testimony that hasn’t been so widely addressed.

As Cohen points out, the point of Kushner’s testimony in this clip is to confirm that White House attorney Pat Cippilone had threatened multiple times to quit over proposals that were being floated for overturning the election. He tries to downplay this, saying that he thought of it as “whining” and that he was busy with other priorities at the time — it’s Cohen who points out that these priorities included “trying to get as many pardons done” — before January 6th.

Now there have been countless articles written so far about who received pardons, how these people received the pardons, and why the standard pardon process was completely ignored. Now many have alleged a pay-to-play scheme. What we know is that Jared had absolutely no business being involved in this process at all as it’s historically been handled by the Department of Justice’s office.

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He describes Kushner as having “made himself the pardon attorney,” and characterizes his actions in working on presidential pardons as being “hard at work and probably for himself” and suggests that this is another aspect that the DOJ should be investigating.

It’s not clear what, if any, immunities Kushner requested or was granted in return for his testimony, or whether the pardons he says he was working on were related to January 6th, or who they were for or whether there was anything specifically shady or questionable about any of them.

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