Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, has been dispatched by the White House to discuss criminal justice reform issues with key senators, BuzzFeed News has learned. Kushner met with Sens. Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin on Capitol Hill Thursday.Kushner was spotted entering Grassley's office on Thursday morning. An aide familiar with the meeting confirmed that Kushner is speaking with the senators about the reform legislation, which stalled last Congress despite early optimism that it could pass.
"We already knew, for example, that Jared Kushner, the 36-year-old son-in-law of the president, we already knew that he was the White House point person on Middle East peace and China and Canada and Mexico, including building the wall. We're also told he was in charge of trade deals in the White House, which is kind of a big responsibility on its own. [...]"In addition to reimagining the V.A., he will also be in charge of the $1 trillion infrastructure plan that his father-in-law is planning, and he will be in charge of installing brand-new technology and data infrastructure for every single department and agency of the federal government, and he will be in charge of broadband policy for the nation, and he will be in charge of getting rid of the opioid crisis."That's all Jared; that's all Jared's portfolio now."