Tag Archives: Jared Kushner

Kushner Replied “On It!” When Manafort Emailed To Seek Top Position For Banker Who Loaned Him $16M

Bloomberg reports: Shortly after Donald Trump’s 2016 election, his onetime campaign chief Paul Manafort wrote to Jared Kushner to ask the incoming administration to consider giving a “major appointment” to Manafort’s banker. “On it!” Kushner replied to Manafort on Nov. 30, 2016. That email exchange, which was admitted as evidence during Manafort’s tax-fraud trial last year, gained new significance Thursday …

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Fox Host Shep Smith Blasts Kushner For “Diminishing” Russia Interference: It Wasn’t Just Some Facebook Ads

“Jared Kushner’s diminishment of Russian interference is both disingenuous and deceptive. The attack on our democracy involved much more than the purchase of a few Facebook ads. From the Mueller report we now know, Russians made contact with multiple members of the Trump campaign, including Jared Kushner, attempting to change American policies and promote Russian objectives. “They invaded our nation, …

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Trump Cheers After Jared Kushner Shrugs Off Russian Election Interference As “A Couple Of Facebook Ads”

CNN reports: Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner suggested Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was more harmful to the US than Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “You look at what Russia did, you know, buying some Facebook ads to try and sow dissent and do it, it’s a terrible thing,” Kushner said in an interview at Time 100 …

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House Subpoenas Former WH Official On Clearances

CNN reports: The House Oversight Committee voted Tuesday to authorize a subpoena to the former personnel security director at the Trump White House. The committee voted to authorize subpoenas related to two issues — White House security clearances and the US Census — on Tuesday afternoon, escalating Democrats’ fight against administrative stonewalling. The security clearance vote passed along party lines, …

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Kushner Shrugs Off Questions On Security Clearance

Business Insider reports: In an interview broadcast Monday night, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, shrugged off questions over his White House security clearance, granting a glimpse of a political playbook that could loom large in the months to come. Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Kushner used the central finding of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report …

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Whistleblower Raises Alarm On WH Security Clearances

The Washington Post reports: A White House whistleblower told lawmakers that more than two dozen denials for security clearances have been overturned during the Trump administration, calling Congress her “last hope” for addressing what she considers improper conduct that has left the nation’s secrets exposed. Tricia Newbold, a longtime White House security adviser, told the House Oversight and Reform Committee …

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US Approves Sales Of Nuclear Tech To Saudi Arabia

The Daily Beast reports: The U.S. Department of Energy has approved six authorizations for U.S. companies seeking to conduct nuclear related work in Saudi Arabia, according to two sources with knowledge of those approvals. Federal law stipulates that companies obtain clearance from the U.S. government for exporting nuclear technology to or engaging in the production or development of special nuclear …

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Hillary And AOC Mock Kushner’s WhatsApp Use

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton mocked those who previously criticized Clinton’s use of a private email server Thursday after it was revealed President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner used a private messaging app for official White House business. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday a lawyer for Kushner told …

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REVEALED: Jared Kushner Uses Private Email And WhatsApp For Official Government Communications

The New York Post reports: President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner used the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp as well as his personal email account to conduct official business, a top House Democrat charged Thursday. The revelation came during a Dec. 19 meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which released the information in a letter Thursday. Chairman Elijah …

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LEAKED: Jared And Ivanka’s Security Clearance Docs

Axios reports: From a White House source, the House Oversight Committee has obtained documents related to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s security clearances that the Trump administration refused to provide, according to a senior Democratic aide involved in handling the documents. The Trump administration’s problems with leaks will now benefit Congress, making it harder for the White House to withhold …

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Kushner Kept US Officials Out Of Meeting With Saudis

The Daily Beast reports: Officials and staffers in the U.S. embassy in Riyadh said they were not read in on the details of Jared Kushner’s trip to Saudi Arabia or the meetings he held with members of the country’s Royal Court last week. And that’s causing concern not only in the embassy but also among members of Congress, according to …

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WH Refuses To Hand Over Security Clearance Docs

Axios reports: White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter to House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday rejecting the committee’s request for documents explaining the process for granting security clearances to White House personnel, calling their demands “unprecedented and extraordinarily intrusive.” Cipollone’s letter is likely the first of many confrontations to come, as Democrats intent on probing every …

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Christie Blasts Trump’s Lies About Security Clearances

Politico reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the White House’s lack of transparency surrounding security clearances for President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, is indefensible. Christie, a frequent defender of Trump on cable TV who came close to being his pick for vice president in 2016, said that last week’s reporting by …

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House Democrats Demand Security Clearance Docs

The Washington Post reports: Top House investigators are demanding that the White House turn over documents related to its security clearances process by Monday, an escalation of the years-long fight between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration that could lead to subpoenas in the coming days. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), in a letter to the White …

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Conway: Trump Has “Absolute Right” To Order Security Clearances Over Objections Of Intelligence Officials

Politico reports: Kellyanne Conway claimed Friday that President Donald Trump has the “absolute right” to order that security clearances be approved, following a report that the president did so for son-in-law Jared Kushner despite other officials’ misgivings. “We don’t discuss security clearances. I won’t discuss my own,” she said during an interview on Fox News. “I will tell you the …

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Trump Personally Ordered Security Clearance For Jared Kushner Over Objections Of Top Intelligence Officials

The New York Times reports: President Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, a top-secret security clearance last year, overruling concerns flagged by intelligence officials and the White House’s top lawyer, four people briefed on the matter said. Mr. Trump’s decision in May so troubled senior administration officials that at least one, …

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Kushner Cos. Buys Apartments Group For $1.1 Billion

The Wall Street Journal reports: Kushner Cos., the family real-estate company of President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, said it has acquired a portfolio of rental apartments for $1.1 billion in the firm’s largest transaction in more than a decade. The purchase comes less than a year after the company unloaded a Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth …

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Saudi Nuke Sales Probe Could Ensnare Jared Kushner

Salon reports: A new report issued by House Democrats this week claims that key Trump administration appointees overrode the objections of top national security officials and attorneys to promote the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia — and these sales could have directly benefited Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. “The Cummings report notes that one of the power plant …

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Christie Shreds Jared Kushner’s Father: His Was One Of The Most Disgusting Crimes I Ever Prosecuted [VIDEO]

“Mr. Kushner pled guilty. He admitted the crimes. And so what am I supposed to do as a prosecutor? I mean, if a guy hires a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law and videotapes it, and then sends the videotape to his sister, to attempt to intimidate her from testifying before a grand jury, do I really need any more justification …

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REVEALED: Kushner’s Top Secret Security Clearance Was Initially Rejected Over “Potential Foreign Influence”

NBC News reports: Jared Kushner’s application for a top secret clearance was rejected by two career White House security specialists after an FBI background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him — but their supervisor overruled the recommendation and approved the clearance, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. The official, Carl Kline, is a former …

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