President Trump’s disgraced Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has officially come out on the record saying that both Donald Trump Jr. and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner are likely going to jail for money laundering they allegedly committed over the course of their careers Newsweek reported.
Bannon has been publicly feuding with Trump since the release of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which quotes Bannon as saying the Trump campaign’s actions were both “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” for meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
“You realize where this is going,” Bannon said. “This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through [former Trump campaign manager] Paul Manafort, Don Jr. and Jared Kushner. It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”
Bannon added, “It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit. The Kushner shit is greasy. They’re going to go right through that.”
Bannon’s not the only one who claims to have information. Recently Fusion GPS co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch wrote that they “found widespread evidence that Mr. Trump and his organization had worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering.”
Since Bannon made the comments, Senator Mark Warner said that the Senate Intelligence Committee would investigate the claims but that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team was better prepared to handle the matter.
“At least to me, that falls more into what would be criminal activity, but those are discussions that will be ongoing,” he said.
That’s also not the only charges both men could face. Peter Zeidenberg, who spent 17 years as a federal prosecutor, says if they were dishonest to investigators from the FBI or to congressional committees about what exactly took place at that 2016 Trump Tower meeting, including if President Trump himself knew about it, they would be liable criminally.
“They would have been giving false information, so they would be subject to obstruction of justice or false statement charges,” Zeidenberg told Newsweek. “Don Jr. has denied this. Kushner has denied this. Obviously, there’d be issues with that. This would mean the accounts that investigators have been given so far…[are] false.”