Keith Olbermann called for the "immediate arrest of Jared Kushner" in a video posted on Twitter Wednesday, saying there was ample evidence to implicate the president's son-in-law and adviser in the ongoing probes into Russian election interference.
“I call for the immediate arrest of Jared Kushner. If he should not be suspected of money laundering, racketeering and influence peddling, then he should be suspected of obstruction of justice and espionage and possibly worse,” Olbermann, who has his own GQ web show, said.
“There is no other option that can be reasonably entertained.”
Olbermann cites parts of the Espionage Act as a justification in calling for Kushner’s arrest.
His comments come less than a week after The Washington Post reported Kushner had expressed a desire to set up a secret line of communication between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer sought to delegitimize the recent reports about Kushner in a press briefing Tuesday.
“Your question assumes a lot of facts that are not substantiated by anything but anonymous sources that are being leaked out,” Spicer said.
The former MSNBC host also ripped other members of the Trump administration, saying “these people do not believe in the United States of America.”
“Kushner, his wife, Trump, General Allen, General McMaster, General Flynn, the others, are in their souls if not under the law traitors to this country.”