REVEALED: Jared Kushner Arranged “Secret Back Channel” For Top Dem Senator to Lobby WH For DACA Amnesty
Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor and son-in-law to President Trump, reportedly arranged a “secret back channel,” for top Democrat Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to lobby the White House for DACA amnesty.
Breitbart News reports:
Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democratic Senator, spilled the beans in an interview with Reuters, where he described how he worked with Jared Kushner and liberal Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to promote the DACA amnesty in April and July.
According to Reuters’s account, which describes the illegals as “Dreamers”:
“We initially had a conversation (with Kushner), at [Iowa Republican] Senator (Chuck) Grassley’s invitation, on criminal justice and I asked Mr. Kushner afterwards if we could talk about immigration, separate and apart from Senator Grassley, which we did,” Durbin said.
“I went into … DACA because I was concerned about how this was going to unfold,” the Illinois lawmakerconversations underscore a level of interest in the issue among senior White House aides that could lend momentum to the congressional debate on approving a permanent legislative fix for the Dreamers that Durbin has sought for the past 16 years
Kushner also arranged phone calls between Durbin and then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who now serves as Trump’s chief of staff.
This isn’t the first time Kushner has “pulled the strings” with people inside and outside Washington. As TGP previously reported, Jared Kushner allegedly asked Drudge Report founder, Matt Drudge, not to report negative coverage of H.R. McMaster.
While large swathes of both the liberal and conservative media denounce President Trump’s decision to work with Democrat members of Congress to pass a solution to DACA, former top campaign strategist Dick Morris believes the move was “brilliant.”
Dick Morris writes:
By now, it evidently has occurred to President Donald Trump that if he lets Congress do what it wants, it will do nothing. Any legislation he proposes will end up DOA, a casualty of gridlock.
Hence the brilliance of his DACA decision.
If the Democrats don’t work constructively with the GOP to produce a real piece of legislation, the deadline of an expiring DACA program will force them into line. Facing the possible deportation of 800,000 of their constituents because of Democratic intransigence, the party — from Schumer on down — will have to pull in its horns so as not to impale a divided Republican party.
Instead, the entire Senate — all one hundred members — will have to work together with stellar bi-partisanship to craft a solution. The Senate will function as it is supposed to.
The probable solution will be very similar, in all likelihood, to the Gang of Eight proposal that was such a hot potato during the 2016 election. Dreamers will have to show that they have no criminal record, have not been on welfare, and have learned English to be able to stay.
If the Democrats balk at any of the GOP conditions, the default solution is 800,000 deportations, an unacceptable alternative to their party. All the leverage will be on the side of the Republicans.
On Tuesday morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration will end DACA. A source close to the White House reveals Sessions’ announcement shook the establishment to its core. This is the type of thing Trump supporters voted for.
WH source on Sessions' "amazing" DACA presser: He lit up institutional left, mainstream media & probably prompted tears from West Wing Dems. pic.twitter.com/1Z6Gm5tx35
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 5, 2017