From Breitbart, "Report: Ivanka Trump Calling Congressional Members About Gun Control": Ivanka Trump is reportedly calling members of Congress to feel out various gun control proposals and to figure out what needs to be done in order to get them passed. Axios reports that Ivanka “has quietly been calling lawmakers since the El Paso and Dayton massacres to gauge their openness to movement on gun legislation when Congress returns.”
These calls reportedly included a conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who is preparing to reintroduce the universal background check bill he and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) pushed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack. One of Manchin’s aides told Axios, “[Ivanka] was trying to get a sense of what bills are out there. She had him explain how they drafted the bill, where it stands and what changes needed to be made in order for it to pass.” The Washington Post reported Manchin saying Trump called him August 5 and “the two spoke again on [August 6], when Trump said he wanted legislation before September, when the Senate is scheduled to return.”... Last week, CNN ran a story from Vicky Ward on how Kushner and his criminal blackmailer father Charles (who appears to be guiding his every decision) were the ones who pushed Trump to pardon money laundering fraudster Sholom Rubashkin, who made headlines around 2004 for running a Kosher slaughterhouse employing hundreds of illegal aliens which resembled a torture dungeon. From CNN, "The inside story of how a kosher meat kingpin won clemency under Trump": The Rubashkin commutation is one of the earliest examples of Kushner's success in persuading the President to make a decision that appeared to some in the White House to be a blatant example of cronyism and was out of step with their political messaging. The Rubashkin commutation was felt by those three senior White House staff who spoke to CNN, to be glaringly hypocritical, because of what one person called "the immigration element." [...] According to a source with knowledge, Charles Kushner also started to lobby the New York legal community the moment Trump won the 2016 election. In January 2017, Reade denied Rubashkin's motion to be resentenced. Soon after, Jared Kushner took up Rubashkin's cause inside the White House. Charles Kushner's attorney said he understood Dershowitz's lobbying is what deserves credit. "Anyone who helped get Rubashkin out deserves a medal, not criticism," said Benjamin Brafman. It is not known if the Kushners personally knew Rubashkin. But Charles Kushner has talked about the gratitude he has felt toward the Chabad Lubavitch movement, according to someone familiar with that community. A Chabad rabbi took Kushner, an observant Jew, kosher meals and helped him with religious obligations while he served 14 months of a two-year prison sentence in Montgomery, Alabama, for witness tampering, tax evasion and illegal campaign contributions. President Trump has also welcomed the Lubavitch group into the White House. Ultimately, it took Trump, who said he had never heard of Rubashkin when Jared Kushner first raised his case... Ultimately Trump signed the commutation after Kushner had pushed a number of times as Hanukkah was approaching. The President liked the idea of doing something that could play well in the Orthodox Jewish community, according to a former senior White House official with direct knowledge of the President's thinking at the time... Late last month, Trump also pardoned Israeli-born drug smuggler Ronen Nahmani, even though the judge who sentenced him reportedly said he showed no remorse or concern for his victims. Jeffrey Epstein's lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, also heavily lobbied for Nahmani's pardon... Trump last week demanded "red flag" gun seizure laws, swift executions for so-called "hate crimes" and "involuntary confinement" for people the state deems "mentally disturbed."
Congress should enact Red Flag laws/ Extreme Risk Protection Orders in EVERY state and increase resources dedicated to mental health support. https://t.co/YWgccND8dH— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 4, 2019
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