A former White House ethics adviser says that a sales pitch by Jared Kushner’s sister to potential Chinese investors that was centered on a controversial visa program came “very, very close to solicitation of a bribe.”

“This is corruption, pure and simple,” said Richard Painter, who was an attorney for President George W. Bush and is now a University of Minnesota law professor.

The latest conflict-of-interest uproar to roil President Donald Trump’s administration arose this weekend as the Kushner Companies invited wealthy foreigners to sink cash into a New Jersey real estate project via the EB-5 program.