Much is being made of President Trump’s choice to appoint his son-in-law, real estate developer Jared Kushner, to a policy advisor position in his administration. The real question, however, isn’t about what Jared Kushner will do with his business, or what role he could possibly play in American national actions going forward—although both of those are important questions. It’s about the name that has popped up as his advisor during the discussions on nepotism—none other than Jamie Gorelick.
The Left is screaming about nepotism, and social media feeds this morning are filled with all the variations of “I can’t even” and “literally shaking” that only the Snowflake Squad can provide. None of the liberals, however, and few of the conservatives have brought up the fact that Jamie Gorelick is the high-priced “die-hard Clintonista” attorney who is advising Jared Kushner of his legal and ethical obligations as he transitions from real estate executive to policy advisor. In reality, Jared Kushner’s possible role in his father-in-law’s administration pales in comparison to the long and storied history that Jamie Gorelick brings to the table, and it’s a history that Jared Kushner may not even be aware of. It’s not his fault; Kushner, at age 36, would have been only 13 when Gorelick’s raid of the Branch Davidian’s Waco ranch occurred. To Jared Kushner, Jamie Gorelick may simply be someone who brings years of experience to the table.
Someone should really tell him who she is.
Someone should point out that Jamie Gorelick has been called the “Mistress of Disaster” by writers like Jack Cashill and Doug Ross for many years, as this Google search can attest. They should warn Kushner that he is taking advice from someone who is directly responsible for, or was involved with, more fiascos, more corruption, and even horrific loss of life than perhaps any other member of the American government in the last 30 years. Those are some harsh words, but the facts show that time after time, Jamie Gorelick’s name, along with her deception and lack of ethics, is at the center of incident after incident.
Gorelick represented Duke University in 2011 while it tried to dodge a lawsuit brought by lacrosse team members after the false allegations of rape ruined their lives and careers. In 2014, the Urban Institute—a George Soros-funded organization—literally had a say in what non-profits were awarded tax-exempt status from the IRS. Gorelick was the Vice Chairman of the Urban Institute Board of Directors at that time, and would have been aware of the organization’s activities. She’s since been promoted to Chairman.
If being part of a Soros-funded effort isn’t enough to send Kushner running, perhaps stories about what Gorelick did in the 1990s will. She was a key player in the TWA Flight 800 incident in 1996, and while the families of 230 people mourned the loss of their loved ones and multiple witness reported watching two missiles hit the plane, Gorelick ensured that anyone who veered from the crafted narrative of spontaneously exploding fuel tanks didn’t get much of a chance to say so.
Going back even further to 1993, while serving as the deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration, Gorelick was the “field commander” for the debacle at Waco, in which more than 80 people—mostly women and children—were killed by the ATF, FBI, and members of the Army’s ‘Delta Force.’
Perhaps Gorelick’s greatest (or most nefarious) achievement was her “wall memo,” written after the Oklahoma City bombing, in which she forbade the various government and intelligence agencies from sharing information with each other. That inability to collaborate contributed in part to the carnage of 9/11. Gorelick, miraculously, managed to get one of the seats on the 9/11 Commission.
Her loyalty to the Clinton administration was paid for handsomely. She was put in charge at Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac—a move that ended up making her ridiculously wealthy. There was, of course, absolutely no irony at all when a year after Gorelick announced that Fannie Mae was “among the handful of top institutions,” government officials found that Fannie Mae had engaged in “improper accounting to the tune of $9 billion in unrecorded losses.” The list of issues that Jamie Gorelick has been involved with goes even further, past the capacity of this article to report.
Any questions of nepotism aside, Jared Kushner will be a man who advises the President on critical policy matters. Before he takes that position, someone should really let him in on the history of the person who’s advising him.