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Timothy L. O'Brien

Jared Kushner, Easy Mark

Other countries have good reasons to think that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser is vulnerable to manipulation.
Poker, anyone?

Poker, anyone?

Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

So folks from the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico have reportedly targeted Jared Kushner, the man President Donald Trump assigned to bring peace to the Middle East and to overhaul the federal government, as malleable and easily manipulated.

As the Washington Post put it in a scoop it published Tuesday night, foreign powers see young Jared as vulnerable because of “his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience.” The Post’s reporting was sourced to current and former U.S. officials knowledgeable about intelligence reports relaying discussions foreign officials have had about the president’s son-in-law.