President Donald adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner created a shell company that secretly paid the president’s family members and spent almost half of the Trump campaign’s $1.26 billion war chest in secret expenses, Business Insider reported Friday, citing a source familiar with the operation.
Despite its $617 million spending through the company, the Trump campaign didn’t publicly disclose how it used the money.
According to the report, “the operation acted almost like a campaign within a campaign. It paid some of Trump’s top advisors and family members, while shielding financial and operational details from public scrutiny.”
“When Kushner and others created the company in April 2018, they picked Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump to become its president, Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew John Pence as its vice president, and Trump campaign Chief Financial Officer Sean Dollman as its treasurer and secretary, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations about the shell company,” The Insider reported.
The news outlet said it independently verified details of this person’s account with other people close to the Trump campaign.
You can read the entire report here.