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Post by pipistrelle » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:48 pm

Short version: “Soul for sale!”



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Post by RVInit » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:24 pm

Excellent article


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:53 pm

Jared is now spearheading a blue ribbon commission of RWNJs to deal with prison reform. While I suspect it will not turn out well, I can see why Kushner would want his future federal accomodations reformed.



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Post by Slim Cognito » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:55 pm

I confess, I'm getting a wee bit irritated waiting for this putz to be indicted.

(Wall Street Journal so behind paywall).

My old trick of select all/copy all no longer works on my laptop. They only show the first paragraph then a subscriber's link to full article. This is all I could get.
U.S. Warned Jared Kushner About Wendi Deng Murdoch
Officials said the businesswoman could be trying to further Beijing’s interests, people familiar with the matter say
By Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
Jan. 15, 2018 4:34 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON—U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further the interests of the Chinese government, according to people familiar with the matter.

U.S. officials have also had concerns about a counterintelligence assessment that Ms. Murdoch was lobbying for a high-profile construction project...


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Post by maydijo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:59 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:55 pm
I confess, I'm getting a wee bit irritated waiting for this putz to be indicted.

(Wall Street Journal so behind paywall).

My old trick of select all/copy all no longer works on my laptop. They only show the first paragraph then a subscriber's link to full article. This is all I could get.
U.S. Warned Jared Kushner About Wendi Deng Murdoch
Officials said the businesswoman could be trying to further Beijing’s interests, people familiar with the matter say
By Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
Jan. 15, 2018 4:34 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON—U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further the interests of the Chinese government, according to people familiar with the matter.

U.S. officials have also had concerns about a counterintelligence assessment that Ms. Murdoch was lobbying for a high-profile construction project...
Hmmmmmm . . . In 2016 rumours were swirling that Wendy Deng Murdoch was dating Putin.



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Post by Kendra » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:34 pm

http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... 1516054568
U.S. officials warned Jared Kushner last year that his friend, Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch, could be taking advantage of her close friendship with Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to promote China’s business interests, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Sources told The Journal that counterintelligence officials had warned Kushner about the relationship, and that they were concerned about Murdoch’s role in pushing for a Chinese-government funded garden in Washington, D.C.

The Chinese garden, which would have cost $100 million and would be located in the National Arboretum, would have included a 70-foot-tall tower that U.S. officials deemed a national security risk.

Officials feared that the structure could be used for surveillance, as it would have been located on a high patch of land less than five miles from the White House and U.S. Capitol building, according to the Journal.

Kushner and Trump, both White House advisers, have had a close relationship with Murdoch for years, including during her marriage to Rupert Murdoch. The couple divorced in 2013.



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Post by Dolly » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:12 pm

FWIW and may be nothing
Edit: Yep, apparently it is nothing. See my newer post 1/22/2018
Deutsche Bank flags 'suspicious transactions' tied to Kushners: report

A bank account tied to President Trump's son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner has been flagged by officials at Deutsche Bank for "suspicious transactions," according to a German business magazine.

Officials at the German bank told Manager Magazin, as reported by English-language outlets, that a review of company accounts related to the Kushner family was sent to a German bank regulator for further investigation. Information may also be released to special counsel Robert Mueller's federal probe.

The report is unclear as to the details of the "suspicious transactions," which may not directly involve Jared Kushner.

Kushner's lawyer Abbe Lowell did not respond to Mother Jones, which translated the German report.

In December, it was reported that officials at the U.S. attorney's office in the Eastern District of New York had subpoenaed the bank for records relating to Kushner, but there was no sign it was related to the Mueller probe.

However, Mueller has reportedly scrutinized Trump's financial transactions at the bank.
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/369850 ... ers-report

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One month before Election Day, Jared Kushner’s real estate company finalized a $285 million loan as part of a refinancing package for its property near Times Square in Manhattan.

The loan came at a critical moment. Kushner was playing a key role in the presidential campaign of his father-in-law, Donald Trump. The lender, Deutsche Bank, was negotiating to settle a federal mortgage fraud case and charges from New York state regulators that it aided a possible Russian money-laundering scheme. The cases were settled in December and January.


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Post by Kendra » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:43 pm

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... trump-card
In early 2017, shortly after Jared Kushner moved into his new office in the West Wing of the White House, he began receiving guests. One visitor who came more than once was Cui Tiankai, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, a veteran diplomat with a postgraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. When, during previous Administrations, Cui had visited the White House, his hosts received him with a retinue of China specialists and note-takers. Kushner, President Trump’s thirty-seven-year-old son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, preferred smaller gatherings.

Three months earlier, Cui had been in near-despair. Like many observers, he had incorrectly predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election; his botched forecast, he told a friend, was precisely the kind of error that dooms the careers of ambassadors in the Chinese diplomatic system. To make matters worse, Cui knew almost nobody in the incoming Administration. Donald Trump had won the election in part by singling out China for “raping” the United States.

In Kushner, Cui found a confident, attentive, and inexperienced counterpart. The former head of his family’s real-estate empire, which is worth more than a billion dollars, Kushner was intent on bringing a businessman’s sensibility to matters of state. He believed that fresh, confidential relationships could overcome the frustrations of traditional diplomatic bureaucracy. Henry Kissinger, who, in his role as a high-priced international consultant, maintains close relationships in the Chinese hierarchy, had introduced Kushner to Cui during the campaign, and the two met three more times during the transition. In the months after Trump was sworn in, they met more often than Kushner could recall. “Jared became Mr. China,” Michael Pillsbury, a former Pentagon aide on Trump’s transition team, said.

But Cui’s frequent encounters with Kushner made some people in the U.S. government uncomfortable. On at least one occasion, they met alone, which counterintelligence officials considered risky. “There’s nobody else there in the room to verify what was said and what wasn’t, so the Chinese can go back and claim anything,” a former senior U.S. official who was briefed on the meetings said. “I’m sorry, Jared—do you think your background is going to allow you to be able to outsmart the Chinese Ambassador?” Kushner, the official added, “is actually pretty smart. He just has limited life experiences. He was acting with naïveté.”
There's a whole lot more at the link.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:22 pm

Not smart enough to know he's over his head = dumb.



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Post by ZekeB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:41 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Not smart enough to know he's over his head = dumb.
It's true of every member of the Trump family. Either the dumb rubbed off when Kushner married into the family or Kushner already brought a load of his own into the family.


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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:54 pm

Kendra wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:43 pm
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... trump-card
In early 2017, shortly after Jared Kushner moved into his new office in the West Wing of the White House, he began receiving guests. One visitor who came more than once was Cui Tiankai, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, a veteran diplomat with a postgraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. When, during previous Administrations, Cui had visited the White House, his hosts received him with a retinue of China specialists and note-takers. Kushner, President Trump’s thirty-seven-year-old son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, preferred smaller gatherings. :snippity:
There's a whole lot more at the link.
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Post by Kendra » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:10 pm

Every time the reporters pick up a rock and look underneath it...



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:22 pm

I hope Jared committed a lot of New York state crimes. He's going to get a pardon from his father-in-law, possibly on Trump's way out of his presidency*. But state charges will stick. Jared is not married to Andrew Cuomo's daughter.



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Post by Dolly » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:22 pm

Update to my earlier post. (I made a comment edit there also)
Deutsche Bank says it didn't flag Kushner accounts as 'suspicious'

Deutsche Bank says it did not report suspicious transactions from a bank account tied to President Trump's son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner and promising legal action against the German magazine that initially reported the news.

“It is wrong to assert that Deutsche Bank supplied the German financial supervisory authority BaFin with a report stating that the real estate investor Jared Kushner or companies or persons associated with him may have channeled suspect funds via Deutsche Bank when executing their transactions,” Deutsche Bank said in a statement.

“We are taking legal action regarding this reporting,” the bank added.

Separately, a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies also pushed back at the report, saying it was baseless.
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The report of suspicious transactions was initially made in the German magazine Manager Magazin, and then repeated by a number of other outlets.
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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:47 am

Associated Press: Chinese mom pays price for husband's probe of Ivanka Trump


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:58 pm

https://www.propublica.org/article/kush ... re-lawsuit
Judge: Kushner Company Must Reveal Identities of Real Estate Partners
The ruling comes in a class-action lawsuit filed by tenants of Kushner-managed apartment complexes in the Baltimore area.


The lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, alleges that the Kushner Companies’ real estate management arm and related corporate entities have been improperly inflating payments owned by tenants by charging them late fees that are often baseless and in excess of state limits and court fees that are not actually approved by any court. The suit alleges that the late fees and court fees set in motion a vicious cycle in which rent payments are partly put toward the fees instead of the actual rent owed, thus deeming the tenant once again “late” on his or her rent payment, leading to yet more late fees and court fees. Tenants are pressured to pay the snowballing bills with immediate threat of eviction, the suit alleges.

Kushner Companies and its co-defendants sought to have the case transferred from state court to federal court, which would spare it from having to face an all-Baltimore City jury. To have this transfer approved, the defendants needed to show that none of their ownership partners were residents of Maryland. The defendants requested that their submission of the list of partners be sealed from public view, citing the high degree of media interest in Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser.

In his ruling Friday, U.S. District Court Judge James K. Bredar stated that the high level of public interest in Kushner and his business associates if anything enhanced the case for maintaining access to the identities of the defendants in the case.

“The Defendants are no doubt correct that the presence of the Kushner (and therefore Trump) families in this case has raised its profile and attracted significant, though perhaps not ‘unprecedented,’ media attention,” Bedar wrote. “But increased public interest in a case does not, by itself, overcome the presumption of access. In fact, it would logically strengthen it, particularly when the interest is due to the presence of important public figures in the litigation. In such an instance, the public’s desire to evaluate the Court’s decision-making is likely augmented. And beyond this apparently inevitable media scrutiny, Defendants have largely relied on ‘vague superlatives’ and insinuations instead of demonstrating specific harms.”

In his ruling, Bedar gave the defendants until Feb. 9 to provide the list of their ownership partners.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:09 pm

Will the Kushners provide the Anglicized versions or just the Cyrillic?



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Post by NMgirl » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:34 pm

SLQ wrote:
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Yes, indeed. :popcorn:


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Post by NMgirl » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:48 pm

This story is big on Twitter this morning.
Celebrity Chef and Trump Foe Jose Andres Says Ivanka Trump Had Him Booted From Event
https://www.thedailybeast.com/celebrity ... from-event

Chef Jose Andres served three million meals in Puerto Rico.


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Post by Kendra » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:49 pm

NMgirl wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:48 pm
This story is big on Twitter this morning.
Celebrity Chef and Trump Foe Jose Andres Says Ivanka Trump Had Him Booted From Event
https://www.thedailybeast.com/celebrity ... from-event

Chef Jose Andres served three million meals in Puerto Rico.
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Post by pdt97801 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:09 pm

If this upsets her. what is she going do when Jared goes to prison?



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Post by Kendra » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:12 pm

pdt97801 wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:09 pm
If this upsets her. what is she going do when Jared goes to prison?
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Post by NMgirl » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:32 pm

From Jose Andres this afternoon:
Thank you @CafeMilanoDC and Franco for the apology. I understand was a “misunderstanding”. Still hard to understand why I was the only person not allowed in! Please people of @washingtondc keep supporting a great resturant institution. Now let’s all be friends.


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