The most comprehensive collection of Jared and Ivanka’s scandals, missteps, and personality flaws to date. If anyone, anywhere, has reported something negative about 'Javanka,' Ward has found it ... very much of its genre—which is to say, contemporary White House palace-intrigue reporting ... an Instagram-filter approach to journalism, making allegations both fuzzier and sexier ... Many of Ward’s meatier allegations are drawn from reporting in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and New York magazine. This is still a useful service. Kushner’s complex, sprawling scandals have dribbled out in newsprint over the course of many months, so it’s clarifying to have them compiled and summarized in one place, even when the reporting isn’t new ... serves its readers exactly what they are craving ... Anything this delicious comes with an expiration date, and might leave you feeling a little ill afterward. But it’s still helplessly fun to devour.
A damning depiction of the Kushner clan and 'Javanka' ... an amalgam of Page Six-like dish, post-Holocaust social history, firsthand investigative reporting and recapitulation of Javanka & Co’s contempt for rules, at least those that directly affect them ... Ward puts it all out there, waiting for the reader to inhale, gasp and possibly heave in disgust ... few leave with reputations intact ...Kushner, Inc does not entertain. It is not Fire and Fury 2.0. Rather, it traces how we arrived at this point, where Javanka plays an outsized role in driving national decisions and our nightly news.
There are no blockbuster revelations here regarding Kushner’s meeting with a Russian banker or his involvement in a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower, two issues that have drawn the interest of investigators. Ward is, however, particularly critical of Trump’s decision to hand over Middle East policy to Kushner, which led to clashes with then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and others ... a dark and mostly one-sided portrait, one with which the Kushner and Trump families no doubt will disagree ... The greatest challenge of the book, and one that is likely to raise questions, is fulfilling the third element of Ward’s subtitle: 'Greed. Ambition. Corruption.' The latter word connotes criminality; while Kushner’s father served time in prison, neither Jared nor Ivanka has been accused of crimes by a prosecutor. In the text, while Ward hammers the couple on page after page, she doesn’t explicitly accuse them of corruption as defined by legal statutes.