Hillary’s former campaign chair, the very creepy John Podesta took to Twitter to warn President Trump’s son-in-law and former businessman Jared Kushner, that he better start wearing a bulletproof vest. Podesta tweeted an article that was published in the Washington Post that discussed the possibility that Jared Kushner could be manipulated in his capacity as Trump’s senior advisor because of his previous dealings with a number of foreign nations.
WP: Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports on the matter
Of course, the Washington Post was unable to determine if any of the officials from nations mentioned in their article acted on the discussions, but what the heck, they might as well throw it out there, just to see if it can stick…right?
WP: It is unclear if any of those countries acted on the discussions, but Kushner’s contacts with certain foreign government officials have raised concerns inside the White House and are a reason he has been unable to obtain a permanent security clearance, the officials said.
Kushner’s interim security clearance was downgraded last week from the top-secret to the secret level, which should restrict the regular access he has had to highly classified information, according to administration officials.
Kushner has an unusually complex set of business arrangements and foreign entanglements for a senior White House aide, experts have said. But his behavior while in office has drawn more scrutiny and raised concerns that he would be unable to obtain a final security clearance, which he needs to perform the many jobs Trump has entrusted to him, from negotiating foreign trade deals to overseeing a Middle East peace process.
“We will not respond substantively to unnamed sources peddling second-hand hearsay with rank speculation that continue to leak inaccurate information,” said Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Kushner’s lawyer.
John Podesta tweeted: “Seems like those “unnamed sources peddling second-hand hearsay with rank speculation that continue to leak inaccurate information,” came straight from 1600 Penn. Jared better start wearing his kevlar on his back.“ in response the Washington Post article
Many on Twitter, were under the impression that Podesta’s statement could be considered a serious threat to the President’s son-in-law.
Here’s Podesta’s tweet:
Seems like those “unnamed sources peddling second-hand hearsay with rank speculation that continue to leak inaccurate information,” came straight from 1600 Penn. Jared better start wearing his kevlar on his back. https://t.co/Aps6BEkJDd
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) February 27, 2018
Here are just a few of the responses John Podesta got to his threatening tweet:
“Mike” asks, “Kevlar? For what?” “I’m definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it.” He also includes a reminder for John Podesta of a 2015 email Wikileaks released in 2016 that was sent to Hillary’s campaign manager Robby Mook, where Podesta talked about “making an example” of a “suspected leaker.”
Twitter users reported Podesta for what they considered a serious threat to the President’s son-in-law and senior advisor:
Promoting threats and violence also Twitter takes no issues with his disturbing post. pic.twitter.com/8r56oqERjQ
— Nova Lee Farworn (@sobeit22) February 28, 2018
Vachel Lindsay suggested that Kushner really didn’t care about Podesta’s opinion as it relates to him. She also asked where his Russian lobbyist brother is?