On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, Democrat operative Scott Dworkin, after saying that Jared Kushner is “lucky that he’s not in jail at the moment,” flatly claims that Kushner is “guilty of a crime.”

Dworkin said, “if I had done that when I was working for Obama, I would have been fired, I would have been locked up, and there would have been no doubt about it, nobody would have asked any questions about it.”

There was something about Dworkin and his glib, unequivocal accusations that didn’t seem quite right. Googling yielded the fact that he has been the object of scalding criticism from the left and right.

From the left comes this Daily Kos article describing Dworkin as a “self-aggrandizing hack.”

Then there’s this article, noting that “for fun,” Dworkin was trying to persuade DC-area restaurants not to serve congressional Republicans planning to repeal Obamacare. And here’s Dworkin being mocked for suggesting that Putin was supporting the Republican replacement for Obamacare because he wanted to “kill as many Americans as possible.”

I was also struck by Dworkin’s claim that he would have been fired and locked up if he did what Kushner has done when Dworkin was “working for Obama.” Dworkin’s website describes him as a “veteran of both the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns.” Not sure what being a “veteran” of the Obama campaign means – Does anyone remember him doing anything significant?

Is Dworkin what Reid and MSNBC consider a worthy, serious commentator on the events of the day?

JOY REID: Scott, in your view, and you have spent a lot of time looking into this, the business connections between Trump associates and Russia, do you think that Kushner et al. have anything to worry about here?

SCOTT DWORKIN: I think Kushner’s lucky that he’s not in jail at the moment.

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He shouldn’t be there at all. He lied on his forms, on his background check. And for me, if I had done that when I was working for Obama, I would have been fired, I would have been locked up. And there would have been no doubt about it. Nobody would have asked any questions about it further. He’s guilty of a crime and he definitely should not be in the White House at the moment.