Tag Archives: Jared Kushner

Enumerati

Kushner’s Company Got $90 Million from Shadowy Offshore Firm

$90 million

“A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump,” the Guardian reports. “Investment has flowed from overseas to the company, Cadre, while Kushner works as an international envoy for the US… The money came through a vehicle run by Goldman Sachs in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven that guarantees corporate secrecy.”

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Jared Kushner’s Middle East Policies Sound Like Paternalistic Racism

“The hope is that they over time will become capable of governing.”

— Jared Kushner said in an interview that the Palestinians aren’t yet able to govern themselves and declined to promise them an independent state in the White House’s long-awaited Mideast peace plan, Bloomberg reports.

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Graham Sanctions Kushner, Calls for More Russia Sanctions

“I like Jared a lot, but he’s leaving out a big detail. Can you imagine what we would be saying if the Russians or the Iranians hacked into the presidential team of the Republican Party?”

— Sen. Lindsay Graham, a close ally of Donald Trump, calling for more sanctions on Russia and criticized presidential adviser Jared Kushner’s statements downplaying the significance of that country’s interference in the 2016 election, Bloomberg reports.

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The ‘Prince’ Makes a Power Move in Kelly’s Wake

“Recurring theme from sources over last two days: Kushner is the de facto chief of staff, whether people realize it or not.”

Maggie Haberman

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Jared Kushner Is Not Qualified to Do Anything

“Is there anything that qualifies Jared Kushner to be dealing with any of these issues? He’s an unsuccessful real estate developer who inherited millions of dollars and married the president’s daughter. He’s completely unqualified. This is gross nepotism and it’s just an embarrassment that he has any power at all.”

— Jeffrey Toobin, quoted by The Hill.

Poetic Justice

2 Dumb 2 Collude?

Though Don Junior and Jared would appear to be screwed,
They’re testing a defense that is shrewd.
But if Kushner’s so wise
To give a president advice,
Will we believe that he’s too dumb to collude?

Poetic Justice

Outlaws and In-Laws

It must be a cross to bear for Donald Senior,
To have a son as dumb as Donald Junior.
But that chip off the block
Might end up chipping up rocks,
Doing hard time with co-colluder Jared Kushner.

Enumerati

Kushners See $250 Million Loan to Pay Back Chinese Investors

$250 million

“The Kushner family real estate company is seeking a $250 million loan to pay back Chinese investors in a New Jersey luxury tower but finding some major U.S. banks wary of the controversies around its White House links and the visa program used to attract the investors,” Bloomberg reports.

Poetic Justice

What’s in a Meeting?

Kushner says the meeting was about making America great.
Gorkov says the meeting was about making money in real estate.
Who should we believe,
The princeling or the KGB?
Doesn’t matter — either the meeting or the lie could seal Jared’s fate.

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CIA Would Consider Kushner’s Actions Espionage

“I don’t want to overstate this because obviously there is a lot we don’t know… But I can’t keep out of my mind the thought that, if an American intelligence officer had done anything like this, we’d consider it espionage.”

— Former acting CIA director John McLaughlan, responding to reports that Jared Kushner “discussed setting up a secret communications line between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, The Hill reports.