President Donald Trump’s Inexperienced son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is in Iraq

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is in Iraq. Kushner, who has no foreign policy or diplomatic experience appears to taking on roles that the virtually invisible Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson should be doing. A senior administration official says Kushner is traveling in the Middle East with the chairman of the… More President Donald Trump’s Inexperienced son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is in Iraq

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China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner

When President Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping of China to his palm-fringed Florida club for two days of meetings on Thursday, the studied informality of the gathering will bear the handiwork of two people: China’s ambassador to Washington and Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The Chinese ambassador, Cui Tiankai, has established a busy back channel… More China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner

State Dept. employees have been instructed not to speak to or make eye contact with Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson is settling in as the Secretary of State. And how is one of the top government officials and the face of American diplomacy settling in at his new job? By taking a private elevator to his private office and generally avoiding all contact with career State Department professionals and their families: Most of… More State Dept. employees have been instructed not to speak to or make eye contact with Rex Tillerson

Tillerson didn’t want to be Secretary of State and his level of effort shows it

When you give a job to someone who says he doesn’t want it, the first thing you should expect is that he will do a miserable job. On that front, Rex Tillerson is certainly living up to expectations. Tillerson says he was content to retire on his modest $180 million golden parachute and live the simple life… More Tillerson didn’t want to be Secretary of State and his level of effort shows it

Albright: Tillerson skipping NATO meeting ‘most unfortunate signal’

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says it’s a “most unfortunate signal” that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip the first NATO foreign ministers meeting since he took office, though she blamed the issue on scheduling.… More Albright: Tillerson skipping NATO meeting ‘most unfortunate signal’