On Saturday, MSNBC anchor Lindsey Reiser interviewed former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, who called on a grand jury to investigate Donald Trump’s son-in-law for using a shell organization to distribute hundreds of millions of dollars in Trump campaign funds to his family and business.
“Well, the concern is, when you hear that Jared Kushner secretly set up a shell corporation and ran through that corporation hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign cash, a corporation that apparently had, as its president Lara Trump, and a nephew of the vice president, it sounds problematic,” Kirschner replied.
“Now, people will say, well, did they violate any laws? It frankly is impossible to answer that question,” he explained. “I will say campaign finance cash, money, contributions, they’re very heavily regulated, there are tax reporting requirements, so we have no idea if this was on the up and up or just a way to grift some campaign contributions for themselves.”
“The only way to answer that question is really to have a full, fair, aggressive, apolitical grand jury investigation opened by the incoming Department of Justice in January,” he continued. “Subpoena the records, subpoena the documents. These kind of cases are paper intensive, so there will be records, there will be documents. Of course, they’ll interview witnesses and at the end of the process can you declare yes, what they were doing was criminal or no, what they were doing was not criminal, even if it looked pretty shady.”
Take a look at the video clip below: