U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been accused of telling friends of Jared Kushner's mother that Kushner is going to jail.
This allegation comes from Kushner, himself.
Kushner made the allegation during a recent appearance on the Lex Fridman Podcast.
Kushner is the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump. He is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka. Kushner was also an advisor in Trump's administration, where he specialized in Middle Eastern foreign policy and helped to broker the historic Abraham Accords.
During his podcast appearance, Kushner alleged that Schumer told friends of his mother that her son is going to jail. Kushner suggested that this caused his mother great consternation.
"My poor mom, I told her to stop, you know reading whatever, I said, ‘I promise you, we didn’t do anything wrong, it’s good,'" Kushner said.
He continued, "But, you know, she’d call me and say, well, you know, ‘our friends were on the Upper East Side were talking with Chuck Schumer who says Jared’s going to jail."
Kusher, during the interview, went on to say that he, himself, did not take the idea that he would be going to jail too seriously because he knew that he did nothing wrong.
Regarding Schumer's alleged remark, Kushner said:
This is like a leading senator saying these things and so it was just interesting for me to see how the whole world could believe something and be talking about it that I knew with 1,000 percent certainty was just not true. And, so, seeing that play out was very, very hard.
Kushner's critics point to his actions in and around the 2016 election.
The Hill, for example, reports:
Kushner also met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, in December, shortly after Trump won the 2016 election, along with Michael Flynn, who would become Trump’s first national security adviser. Kushner and Kislyak reportedly discussed a secure communications line between the Trump transition team the the Kremlin.
This is the old Trump-Russia collusion narrative, which has been thoroughly debunked. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report "did not find evidence that anyone on Trump’s campaign was complicity in those efforts" by Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. This includes Kushner.
It is unclear when Schumer is alleged to have remarked that Kushner is going to jail.
At the time of this writing, Schumer has not responded to Kushner's allegation.