Tag: Jared Kushner

WH Investigating Loans Made To Kushner’s Family Business

White House attorneys are looking into whether two loans worth more than $500 million given to President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s family real estate business violated any criminal laws or federal ethics regulations, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal obtained a letter from David Apol, the acting director of the Office…

Kushner Cos. Got Millions In Loans After Lenders Met Kushner At WH

Kushner Cos., the family business of President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, received a loan of $184 million last November from Apollo Global Management, a firm whose founder, Joshua Harris, made several visits to the White House over the year, three people with knowledge of the matter told The New York Times. Harris…

Jared Kushner Loses Access To Top-Secret Intelligence

Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has had his security clearance downgraded — a move that will prevent him from viewing many of the sensitive documents to which he once had unfettered access. Kushner is not alone. All White House aides working on the highest-level interim clearances — at the Top Secret/SCI-level — were informed…

Officials warned Jared Kushner About Friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch

U.S. officials warned Jared Kushner earlier this year that his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch could be used as a conduit by the Chinese government, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Unnamed sources told the outlet that counterintelligence officials had warned Kushner that Murdoch, a Chinese-American businesswoman who was married to News Corp. founder…

John Oliver Really Hopes Jared Kushner Gets Indicted By Robert Mueller

On Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight John Oliver hopes that the first person indicted by Mueller in his Russia probe is none other than Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. “I know right now all anyone can think about is the reported indictments coming from Robert Mueller—please let it be Jared, please let it be Jared,…

Jared, Ivanka Had Third Personal Account For White House Emails

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump received hundreds of White House emails at a third, previously unreported email address, Politico reports. The email address is reportedly the couple’s shared account on their family domain, which they also shared with household staff. The emails reportedly contained official White House materials, as well as internal schedules. The couple…

Jared Kushner Has Used A Private Email Account For White House Business

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has used a private email address he set up after the election to communicate about White House matters with other administration officials, Politico reported Sunday and Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, confirmed. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, set up the private family domain and new email addresses…

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Issued Grand Jury Subpoenas

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort. This is the first public indication that Mueller’s investigation is beginning to compel witness testimony before the grand jury, a significant milestone in an inquiry that is examining…

Egypt Cancels Kushner Meeting After Denial of Aid

Egypt has called off a meeting between presidential adviser (and son-in-law) Jared Kushner and Cairo’s top foreign minister after the U.S. moved to withhold $291 million in aid. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will still meet with the U.S. delegation—led by Kushner—as scheduled, but the decision will have “negative implications,” the foreign ministry said in a…

Manafort Alerted Authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager to Donald Trump, tipped off authorities to the controversial meeting between Trump’s son and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information about then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The June 9, 2016 came to light after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted emails leading up to the meeting (he initially claimed…

Kushner Company Subpoenaed Over Investment-For-Visas Program

Federal prosecutors have reportedly subpoenaed Kushner Companies, the real-estate business owned by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s family, over its use of an investment-for-visas program to finance a Jersey City development project. The subpoena, issued in May by the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s Office, concerns a development called One Journal Square that was reportedly partly…

Jared Kushner Reveals Undisclosed Meeting With Sergei Kislyak

President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, released new details Monday about his contacts with Russian officials, including a previously undisclosed encounter with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in April 2016. In a statement prepared for his Senate Intel appearance, Kushner said he met Kislyak at a reception at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. “The ambassadors……

Jared Kushner Denies Collusion In Letter To Congress

Early Monday, Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, released an 11-page statement to the House and Senate intelligence committees detailing what he described as “perhaps four contacts with Russian representatives out of thousands during the campaign and transition,” insisting that he “did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who…

Secret Service Denies Vetting Trump Jr. Russia Meeting

On Sunday, one of President Trump’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, tried to bring the Secret Service into the meeting Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials had last June with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering negative information on Hillary Clinton. “Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed…

Jared Kushner Failed to Disclose 108 Meetings w/ Foreigners

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has amended a government disclosure document to belatedly reveal contacts with more than 100 foreigners. Kushner has been providing ‘updates’ to his SF-86 national security form, after it was revealed he did not disclose any foreign contacts on his initial form. His attorney has said he is providing ‘updates’ after…

Kushner Secured $285 Million Foreign Loan Month Before Election

Jared Kushner finalized a $285 million loan agreement with Deutsche Bank, the global banking behemoth that has been roiled by charges of Russian money laundering by New York financial regulators less than a month before Trump was elected president.According to The Washington Post, Kushner’s relationship with Deutsche Bank has come under scrutiny in the investigation…

Bloomberg: Business Ties Between Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort [VIDEO]

Jared Kushner was a junior at Harvard when an enterprising political operative was drawn into his family’s orbit. His name: Paul Manafort. It was 2002, and, back then, few might have imagined that the two men’s worlds would intersect one day in the figure of Donald Trump. But the Kushners and the Manaforts, it turns…

Jared Kushner Traveling To The Middle East To Talk Peace

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is headed to the Middle East this week, where he will attempt to secure a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday. He will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to Trump and special representative for international negotiations. The…

Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Business Dealings

Jared Kushner’s business dealings are part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The Washington Post reports. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, has come under increased scrutiny for his alleged ties with Russia after it was reported that Kushner had attempted to establish a backchannel…

Jared Kushner Asked Kisylak For Secret Back Channel To The Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his…

Jared Kushner Now Under Scrutiny By FBI Over Russia Probe

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is reportedly under FBI scrutiny as part of the agency’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. According to officials who spoke with NBC News, investigators at the agency believe Kushner “has significant information relevant to their inquiry,” adding “that does not mean they suspect him of a…

Kushner Co. Backlash After Investment For Visas Event in China

Jared Kushner’s possible conflicts of interest picked up steam on Sunday, after the family business of President Trump’s son-in-law spent the weekend promoting an investment-for-visas scheme in Beijing and Shanghai. Nicole Kushner Meyer, Kushner’s sister, urged Chinese investors to put $500,000 into a New Jersey real-estate project in return for investor visas and residency in…

Report: Jared Kushner Didn’t Disclose Startup Stake

Senior adviser and son-in-law to the president, Jared Kusher, allegedly failed to note on a government financial-disclosure form $1 billion in loans and the fact that he is part-owner of real-estate finance startup called Cadre, The Wall Street Journal reports. Due to his stake in Cadre, Kushner is a business partner of Goldman Sachs, as…

Ivanka Booed In Germany While Praising Her Dad [VIDEO]

Ivanka Trump was booed and hissed on stage Tuesday in Germany, according to reporters who were at the W20—a Group of 20 conference focused on international women’s issues. Ivanka Trump called her father, the 45th president of the United States, a “tremendous champion” of families, reportedly leading to the hostile audience reaction. President Trump tweeted…

Trump Undercuts Top Adviser Bannon

Trump On Bannon: ‘I’m My Own Strategist’ In an interview with the New York Post on Tuesday, President Trump appeared hesitant to fully back White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, as the latter has apparently been bad-mouthing Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. Trump was asked if he still has confidence in Bannon and said:…

Jared Kushner Omitted Russia Meetings on Security Forms

President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is reported to have omitted dozens of contacts with foreign officials and leaders in recent months on his top-secret security-clearance application form. In order to get clearance, Kushner, according to The New York Times, was required to note all such encounters with foreign governments over the past seven years, but…

Bannon Threatened to Leave White House Over Clash With Kushner

Steve Bannon, former executive chair of Breitbart News and current chief strategist at the White House, threatened to quit over a clash with the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Politico reports. Bannon believes that Kushner, who has taken on an increasingly important position within the administration over the last few weeks, is trying to undermine his…

Trump: I Think Susan Rice Committed Crime, Declines To Provide Proof

President Trump said in a Wednesday interview with The New York Times that he believes former national security adviser Susan Rice committed a crime in allegedly seeking to unmask the identities of Trump associates mentioned in intercepted communications. “I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” the president told the Times, though he declined…

Jared Kushner Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, made an unannounced trip to Iraq over the weekend with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford, a senior U.S. official said Sunday. The official said that Kushner wanted to show his support for Iraq’s government, and get a better understanding of…