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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 10:26 AM

Jared Kushner, Secretary of Wingnut Welfare

(Salon) Top White House adviser Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, personally signed off on keeping salary payments to top campaign officials off the books, according to a person involved with the arrangements.

Federal Election Commission records show that the Trump campaign has made no salary payments to chief strategist Jason Miller, who came on board in June, or to campaign manager Bill Stepien, who joined the campaign in late 2018 and took over the top job from Brad Parscale in July. Kushner agreed to both arrangements, and personally directed the payments to Miller, the person involved said.

While the Trump campaign has reported $20,000 monthly salary payments to chief of staff Stephanie Alexander and senior adviser Katrina Pierson, it has not done the same for COO Jeff DeWit or senior advisers Bob Paduchik and Bill Shine. Deputy campaign manager Justin Clark has not taken a direct payment from the campaign since February 2019, according to federal records.

Instead, the campaign has paid these top-tier advisers through intermediaries some of which are still unknown.

For instance, according to the source, after salary negotiations with Miller, Kushner directed the campaign to route the top strategist's $35,000 monthly payment through Jamestown Associates, a media and production firm where Miller once worked, and which the campaign contracts for video production. Miller, who is currently contesting child-support payments in court, requested the anonymous arrangement for the $420,000 annual rate, for unclear reasons. Communications, court documents and FEC filings reviewed by Salon make clear that the money was paid to by way of Jamestown. President Trump himself was aware of the deal, a person involved said. ..........(more)


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 10:39 AM

1. Now that these folks have been named, I wonder what their tax returns will look like and how

much interest the IRS will have in reviewing them.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 10:53 AM

2. Mr. Miller's ex-wife will probably be reading with quite some interest as well

As will the Judge in the support payments case.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:16 PM

3. Hee-hee

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