Foreshadowing? Jared Kushner Looking For Crisis PR Firm

Screengrab/Bloomberg Politics/YouTube

Crisis PR firms exist to mitigate career-destroying news stories.

The Washington Post is reporting that Senior White House official and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is looking to hire a crisis public relations firm. Sources told the Post that Kushner's attorney has been making inquiries over the past two weeks.

In a statement, [Kushner's laywer Abbe] Lowell confirmed he was looking for a firm that would handle media for all high-profile clients that receive attention from the press. His other clients include Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat whose months-long corruption trial ended last month when jurors deadlocked. The Justice Department has not announced whether it plans to retry him.

Details have emerged in recent weeks indicating that special counsel Robert Mueller has turned his focus to Kushner following former national security adviser Michael Flynn's indictment.

If Mueller is closing in on Kushner, the hiring of a crisis PR firm would make sense; but the move could also be due to excess media attention.

Crisis PR firms are often retained to handle a negative development or an avalanche of media inquiries. Kushner has been in the headlines almost daily and he has complained to friends about the nonstop negative attention from the news media. White House officials have speculated for months that Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, would return to New York, but he has told associates over the last month that he plans to stay.