Jared Kushner is catching on to the fact that things don’t look so good from the outside looking in, and he’s looking for a way to change all that, writes the Washington Post.
Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, has quietly called at least two firms, these people said. The inquiries have occurred in the past two weeks and officials at the firms were asked not to discuss the conversations with others.
In a statement, Lowell confirmed he was looking for a firm […] Lowell said “this inquiry” from The Washington Post is a prime example of why such a firm, which he has yet to hire, is needed.
Good thing Lowell is spending time on the PR side of things.
Investigators for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III have asked witnesses questions about Kushner’s interactions with former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as part of his larger investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the investigation. Kushner has been identified by people familiar with his role as the “very senior member” of the Trump transition team who directed Flynn in December to reach out to the Russian ambassador and lobby him about a United Nations resolution on Israeli settlements, according to court documents. Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York have also subpoenaed documents about his family company’s use of the EB-5 visa program at a planned Jersey City development.
The Trump Tower meeting, trying to set up a secret back channel with Russia… meh. It’s the public spectacle that’s really getting Kushner down.
Crisis PR firms are often retained to handle a negative development or an avalanche of media inquiries. Kushner has been in the headlines almost daily and he has complained to friends about the nonstop negative attention from the news media.
Talk about one of the least sympathetic characters possible. Hats off to that PR firm.