It hasn't been credibly disputed that the nation of Qatar has compromising information about Trump's son-in-law Jared Kusher, but the nature of the information may not what be it initially appeared to be.
NBC News first reported last month that Qatar refused to hand over evidence involving Kushner to special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation and, at the time, it appeared that the information involved Kushner's failed business deal with one of Qatar's wealthiest businessmen. That connection presented itself after it was reported that Kushner offered a White House job to an American investor, Joshua Harris, who counts the Qatari Investment Authority as one of his benefactors.
The information Qatar has in their possession may still involve Kushner's shady business, but NBC News now reports that it actually involves his business interests in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
WASHINGTON — Qatari officials gathered evidence of what they claim is illicit influence by the United Arab Emirates on Jared Kushner and other Trump associates, including details of secret meetings, but decided not to give the information to special counsel Robert Mueller for fear of harming relations with the Trump administration, say three sources familiar with the Qatari discussions.
Lebanese-American businessman George Nader and Republican donor Elliott Broidy, who participated in the meetings, have both been the focus of news reports in recent days about their connections to the UAE and Trump associates.
As I said when it was first reported that Qatar is withholding evidence from special prosecutor Robert Mueller, I believe that in itself is proof that Kushner is compromised.
Qatar's refusal to hand over the information is clearly self-serving in that they're using it as a wedge between Trump, Kushner, and their opponents in the region, primarily the UAE and Saudi Arabia. But if Qatar is in possession of compromising information involving the UAE, we can assume the UAE and their allies could also use similar information to their own advantage.
These countries reserve the right to change their minds and allegiances at any moment should the Trump regime not appropriately defer or pander to their interests.
If, for some reason, you were still asking why nepotism in the White House is bad, here's your answer. Trump asked his son-in-law to find peace in the Middle East and this is where we're at today. I would not be surprised to learn that virtually every nation in the region has compromising information about Kushner or Trump himself.
It may not ultimately matter if Qatar agrees to hand over their dirt because George Nader is reportedly cooperating with Robert Mueller.