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WHEN asked to bend an anti-nepotism law so that President Donald Trump could put his son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka in the White House, the Department of Justice produced a sinuous argument. Trouncing decades of legal precedent, it ruled that the law did not apply to White House staff. It also reasoned that, as Mr Trump would consult his relatives in any case, it made sense to make them official advisers because then they would come under conflict-of-interest laws.

Despite some huffing from ethics wonks, this drew little criticism. Nepotism was not the biggest worry about Mr Trump’s looming presidency. Indeed Mr Kushner and his wife were considered a virtuous influence on him. Mr Trump’s campaign had mostly been run by oddballs and third-raters—like Sam Nunberg, who went on a cable-television news rampage this week after he was subpoenaed by Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Trump World. “Javanka”, by contrast, were handsome celebrities with metropolitan views and, in Mr Kushner’s case, an eerie sense of self-possession that hinted at brilliance, or moral purpose, or both. Traditional Republicans and foreign diplomats vied for his mobile-phone number, even as they smirked at his hubris in taking on huge responsibilities: relations with China and Mexico, overhauling government IT and more. Some even speculated that Mr Kushner, an orthodox Jew and family friend of Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, might bring peace to the Middle East. He had got Mr Trump elected, after all.

A year on, the talk in Washington is of a new gilded age, with Mr Kushner as a kind of Jay Gould with better suits. Ever since he and his wife entered the White House they have treated the government rulebook as something for the little people to worry about. Like Mr Trump, they retained large business interests, which they have allegedly used their political careers to advance. Ms Trump parades her jewellery and fashion lines at official functions, a ploy that was rewarded when China granted her company three trademarks on the day its leader dined with her at Mar-a-Lago. Shortly before and after Mr Trump’s election, Mr Kushner allegedly pressed foreign investors, from Qatar and elsewhere, to bail out a heavily mortgaged skyscraper in his family’s property portfolio at 666 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.

He was unsuccessful, and he did take steps before entering the White House to dissociate himself from Kushner Companies. But he has prompted further suspicion by being so unforthcoming about his financial assets that he has had to make 39 revisions to his disclosures. He has also amended his responses to a national-security questionnaire, adding the names of over 100 foreign contacts, including a Russian banker who claimed to have discussed business opportunities with him (the administration said they discussed diplomatic relations). Because of these omissions, Mr Kushner, the administration’s occasional secretary of state, has been denied access to sensitive intelligence and in any recent administration would have been fired. Yet all this looks trifling compared with the indiscretions he now stands accused of.


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http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik ... story.html
Followers of the ecologically dubious and largely pointless Cadiz water project in the Mojave Desert might have pricked up their ears last week at reports of a possible conflict of interest involving Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, and the investment firm Apollo Global Management.

That's because Apollo is a sizable investor in Cadiz, which has received favorable regulatory treatment from the Trump administration after years of thumbs-down rulings under the Obama administration and from local and state officials. Apollo and Cadiz announced the $60-million investment, along with a "conditional" $240 million in construction financing, on May 2.

The New York Times reported on Feb. 28 that the Kushner family's real estate firm received a $184-million refinancing loan in November from Apollo after meetings at the White House between Kushner and Joshua Harris, an Apollo founder who was advising the administration on infrastructure policy. ABC News followed with a report that the Securities and Exchange Commission had dropped an inquiry into Apollo after the loan. Spokespersons for Kushner and Apollo denied there was a quid pro quo in either case.



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https://www.politico.com/newsletters/pl ... 8?cmpid=sf
THIS SCOOP MIGHT IRK TRUMP -- SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN IS GOING AFTER JARED’S COMPANY … The Massachusetts Democrat -- along with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) -- sent letters to Apollo and Citigroup, asking about loans to Kushner Companies. from just after Jared joined the White House.

-- THE LETTER asks for the dates the loans were offered, conditions of the loan and a description of the process by which the Kushner Companies got the loans. It asks for ALL MEETINGS between the two firms and Kushner, and various details about those meetings. They request ALL DOCUMENTS from the loan process and whether any of the loans included foreign financing. The letter to Citibank http://politi.co/2FryVPW … The letter to Apollo http://politi.co/2IekyQz.



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jersey shore town seeks ferry dock at kushner resort-
The federal government has been advising a beach town on the Jersey Shore on plans to build a pier and start a ferry service that would speed New Yorkers to the doorstep of a resort co-owned by Jared Kushner.

Kushner's seaside resort sits right next to the proposed pier, which places the federal government in the awkward position of helping steer a project that would benefit President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser. Once the project is complete, a former city official said it would raise property values at the Kushner resort, which is currently selling 269 condos for as much as $1.9 million each.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStor ... t-53633734


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:27 am

Why is that awkward? As they say, it’s a feature not a bug.



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Post by Chilidog » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:15 pm

Personally, I wonder how many people that live there are going to want to deal with the additional traffic issues.



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Post by Addie » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:02 am

Daily Beast: The Curse of 666 Fifth Avenue, the Skyscraper That Could Sink the Kushners


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jersey shore town seeks ferry dock at kushner resort-
The federal government has been advising a beach town on the Jersey Shore on plans to build a pier and start a ferry service that would speed New Yorkers to the doorstep of a resort co-owned by Jared Kushner.

Kushner's seaside resort sits right next to the proposed pier, which places the federal government in the awkward position of helping steer a project that would benefit President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser. Once the project is complete, a former city official said it would raise property values at the Kushner resort, which is currently selling 269 condos for as much as $1.9 million each.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStor ... t-53633734
How come that Jared gets a pier but the people of New York and New Jersey don't get their train tunnel ?



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:12 am

Chilidog wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Personally, I wonder how many people that live there are going to want to deal with the additional traffic issues.
Turning an incomplete fishing pier into a car ferry dock sound very cost effective to me, NOT.
ABCNews wrote:The Federal Transit Administration, an agency under the Transportation Department, first gave Long Branch $3.34 million in 2008 to redevelop a fishing pier beloved by generations of beachgoers, but that's not enough money to finish the project. So city leaders have been talking with federal transit officials about how to apply for more funds, and say the agency highlighted the ferry plan at a conference last year as a promising way to improve traffic by getting commuters off the roads.



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Kushner Companies, Trump Organization in talks about hotel business deal

The family company of President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has reportedly been in talks with the Trump Organization over a possible business deal around the construction of oceanfront property in New Jersey.

The New York Times reports that Kushner Companies and the Trump Organization have signed a letter of intent declaring the Trump Organization's plan to manage a hotel at the center of the Kushner Companies' $283 million expansion of of Pier Village in Long Branch, N.J.

Kushner, who sold some of his holdings in the Kushner Companies before joining his father-in-law's administration, still maintains an ownership stake in the New Jersey development, which further blurs the lines between the White House, the Trump family and the two businesses.
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In a statement to the Times, Kushner Companies played down the Trump family's financial stake in the New Jersey deal.

The Trumps "have zero equity of any type in our properties or businesses,” the statement reads. “We are contemplating a third-party operator agreement with their hotel management division at market rate.” <SNIP>
http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... iness-deal


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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... d-to-japan
Two months after Jared Kushner joined the White House as a senior adviser, his family firm sold a stake in a Brooklyn building to a unit of a company whose largest shareholder is the government of Japan.

The buyer of record in the $103-million deal for 175 Pearl St. was Normandy Real Estate Partners, a New Jersey-based investment firm. But documents filed in Tokyo show that it was operating on behalf of a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. By law, the Japanese government owns at least a third of NTT, in effect a controlling share.

Kushner waits for the Trumps to arrive to a state banquet hosted by Abe at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Nov. 6, 2017.
Photographer: Doug Mills/The New York Times via Redux

Questions have been raised repeatedly whether Kushner, whose family business has been in search of overseas investors, might pursue a personal agenda while helping run U.S. policy. This is the first known deal with a government-affiliated firm since he entered the White House.
Maddow Show had a piece on this last night and she had the reporter of this story on the show.



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Such scum, the Kushners are. On the Kushner Scam Scale, this is a relatively small one. Sweartagod, they lie, cheat and steal as a matter of principle; it's their default setting.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit.

But that’s exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed. Two years later, it sold all three buildings for $60 million, nearly 50 percent more than it paid.

Now a clue has emerged as to how President Donald Trump’s son-in-law’s firm was able to move so fast: The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds.
https://apnews.com/002703e70347481cb993 ... ssion=true


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:40 am

State crimes.



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State crimes.
I suspect that indictments and convictions by states will be the only way to bring down trump and kushner crime family members. trump himself might be untouchable so long as he is president, but donald, jr., eric, ivanka and jared have no such immunity. :boxing:

(We need a spreadsheet on all the lawsuits in which jared and Kushner Cos. are defendants. Gotta be dozens at this point.)


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:56 pm

Saudi Crown prince said he has Kushner ‘in his pocket’ after allegedly receiving sensitive information from the President’s Daily Briefing

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/saudi- ... Xw.twitter
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly bragged about having White House senior counsel Jared Kushner “in his pocket” and may have used highly sensitive intelligence from the President’s Daily Briefing in his violent crackdown on dissent in Saudi Arabia, The Intercept reported Wednesday.

Three sources told The Intercept that Kushner had revealed names of Saudis disloyal to the crown prince.

“The Saudi figures named in the President’s Daily Brief were among those rounded up; at least one was reportedly tortured,” The Intercept explained.

Mohammed bin Salman also was said to have told UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed that Kushner was “in his pocket.”


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As it turns out, the Orb of Covfefe does not control a petascale fusion center. What really happens is when someone touches it, Jared forwards the latest PDB to everyone on his contact list.



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It wouldn't surprise me one bit to find that Kushner shared classified information with Salman. The crackdown happened right after Kushner made his unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia. This is one of the biggest problems with Trump and Kushner - they have no scruples whatsoever. Trump gave away classified information to two Russians right in the Oval Office. :bangwall: :bangwall: :bangwall:


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Post by NotaPerson » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:41 pm

I had been wondering what was going to come of this. Those elites in Qatar that seem to have something on Kushner have decided not to help us out. :madguy:
Qatari officials have reportedly chosen not to share information they have gathered regarding White House adviser Jared Kushner to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Officials reportedly have information regarding alleged influence by the United Arab Emirates on Trump associates, including Kushner, NBC News reported. The evidence includes information about secret meetings.

Three sources familiar with the discussions said the Qatari officials don't want to hand over the evidence to Mueller because they don't want to negatively affect the relationship with the Trump administration.

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Post by Foggy » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:36 am

I suspect this is a case of FWTFBIWY (Fuck with the FBI, will ya?). All this drip, drip, drip about Kushner -- spilling names from the PDB, false filings regarding rent control in NYC, loans in the hundreds of millions after meetings in the WH, can't get a security clearance -- are to destroy him, and all coming from the same source. And poor little Ditsy, er, I mean, Ivanka, can cry to Daddy all she wants about how they're being mean to her husband. The FBI is righteously pissed about so many things, and they can't be stopped. :blink:


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CBS news video about Kushners "unannounced" trip to Riyahd and the Crown Prince telling close associates that he has Kushner in his pocket.

https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/2018 ... CNM15cf32c


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:56 pm

All Jared wants is a billion and a half dollar loan (on a sinking ship). What's the problem?



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Post by Suranis » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:21 pm

I mean all he wants to do is knock down his loss making building that he cant sell the units on, and build a BIGGER Building with MORE Units that he wont be able to sell! That way all the units will make MORE money to pay off all the debts! Easy!

And he knows a guy who can build it for a good price!


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Post by woodworker » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:04 pm

Suranis wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:21 pm
I mean all he wants to do is knock down his loss making building that he cant sell the units on, and build a BIGGER Building with MORE Units that he wont be able to sell! That way all the units will make MORE money to pay off all the debts! Easy!

And he knows a guy who can build it for a good price!
Well, I am sure that the DOTUS could supervise the construction during his "Executive Time."


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