Jared Kushner

House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said that his committee has begun the probe into possible obstruction … Continue reading House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

NEW YORK | Report: Kushner family firm pays $1.1B for 6,000 apartments

NEW YORK (AP) — The real estate firm run by White House adviser Jared Kushner‘s family has pulled off its biggest deal in more than a decade. Kushner Cos. paid $1.1 billion for a portfolio of about 6,000 apartments in Maryland and Virginia that had been owned by Lone Star Funds, according to a story … Continue reading NEW YORK | Report: Kushner family firm pays $1.1B for 6,000 apartments

WASHINGTON | Trump pledges to expand opportunity for every race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pledging to expand opportunity for Americans of every race, religion and creed as he commemorates Black History Month. Speaking to hundreds Thursday at a White House reception, Trump boasted about the economy and said the unemployment rate for African-Americans is at its “lowest ever.” Black unemployment did reach … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pledges to expand opportunity for every race

WASHINGTON | Investors seeking tax breaks skip poverty-stricken areas

WASHINGTON — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn’t that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the program seeks to revitalize. New York-based Cadre, in which Kushner still holds at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Investors seeking tax breaks skip poverty-stricken areas

WASHINGTON | Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats’ investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of Staff John Kelly’s departure now appears certain. Trump announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

WASHINGTON | GOP weighs decision on criminal justice bill amid Trump push

WASHINGTON  — Republican senators debated the path forward for an overhaul of the nation’s criminal sentencing laws Tuesday after a visit from Vice President Mike Pence, suggesting parts of the bill may need to be rewritten before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will hold a vote. Pence and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, visited … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP weighs decision on criminal justice bill amid Trump push

PITTSBURGH | Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

PITTSBURGH  — One stone and one white rosebud for each victim. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid homage Tuesday to each of the 11 people slain in the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history. As the Trumps placed their tributes outside the Tree of Life synagogue, protesters nearby shouted that … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Trump says he may cancel Illinois rally

PITTSBURGH — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 14:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he may cancel a political rally in Illinois on Saturday after a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. He tells reporters aboard Air Force One: “You can say we’re considering it.” Trump has arrived … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Trump says he may cancel Illinois rally

NEW YORK | CBS says Secret Service blocked reporter from Kushner

NEW YORK — CBS News says a Secret Service agent blocked one of its correspondents from asking Jared Kushner a question when he was walking out of an airplane, saying there was a “time and a place” for such interactions. A network spokeswoman said Wednesday that reporter Errol Barnett happened to be on the same … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS says Secret Service blocked reporter from Kushner

WASHINGTON | Kim Kardashian visits Trump to talk prison reform

WASHINGTON — Reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed President Donald Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender earlier this year, returned to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with senior aides as part of the administration’s efforts on criminal justice reform. Kardashian West, who may have felt right … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kim Kardashian visits Trump to talk prison reform

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Close of the Ministerial Advancing Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone.  Since the earliest days of his presidency, President Trump has directed his administration to advance and defend the rights of religious freedom at home and abroad, because religious freedom is a universal God-given right to which all people are entitled. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Close of the Ministerial Advancing Religious Freedom

NEW YORK | Ivanka Trump is shutting down her clothing company

NEW YORK  — Ivanka Trump is shutting down her clothing company and laying off 18 employees after some stores dropped her line and she decided ethics restrictions were holding back its ability to grow. The president’s daughter said in statement she made the decision to focus more on work as a White House adviser. “After … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ivanka Trump is shutting down her clothing company

WASHINGTON | Trump considers yanking security clearances of his critics

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of six former top national security officials who have been critical of his administration, a move that opponents and experts say would be an unprecedented politicization of the clearance process. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the president is “exploring the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump considers yanking security clearances of his critics

Jared Kushner’s family firm accused of pushing out tenants

NEW YORK/ July 16, 2018 (STL.News) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned out normal conversation, … Continue reading Jared Kushner’s family firm accused of pushing out tenants

NEW YORK | Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

NEW YORK — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner‘s family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned out normal conversation, so violent it rattled … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

SEC dropped inquiry a month after firm aided Kushner company

NEW YORK /March 01, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Securities and Exchange Commission late last year dropped its inquiry into a financial company that a month earlier had given White House adviser Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm a $180 million loan. While there’s no evidence that Kushner or any other Trump administration official had a … Continue reading SEC dropped inquiry a month after firm aided Kushner company

House panel demands details on Trump aides’ private emails

WASHINGTON/September 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A top House Republican has demanded details on the use of private emails by some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina conservative who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the top Democrat on that panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings, cite a recent … Continue reading House panel demands details on Trump aides’ private emails

4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner

4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner in a statement to members of Congress WASHINGTON/July 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, disclosed in a statement to members of Congress four distinct interactions with Russians during the presidential campaign and transition period. The 11-page statement provides his first detailed account of … Continue reading 4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner

Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

WASHINGTON/July 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump‘s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner initially “inadvertently omitted” more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. The previously unreported assets were added to updated financial disclosure reports certified by the U.S. Office of … Continue reading Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

House Dems pressure WH on Kushner, Flynn security clearances

WASHINGTON/June 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Democrats on a House committee are pressuring the White House to release a wide array of documents about the security clearances granted to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top aide. In a letter Wednesday, 18 members of the House Oversight and … Continue reading House Dems pressure WH on Kushner, Flynn security clearances

AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

WASHINGTON/May 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned. Flynn’s decision Tuesday came as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, rejected a House intelligence committee request for … Continue reading AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

AP Explains: Kushner and the back story of back channels

WASHINGTON/May 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Smart diplomacy or inappropriate and possibly illegal? Jared Kushner’s reported attempt to establish a “back-channel” line of communication between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential transition team is proving divisive, even if such talks aren’t unusual. Supporters of the president say it’s laudable that Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a trusted adviser, … Continue reading AP Explains: Kushner and the back story of back channels

Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies

WASHINGTON/May 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law may need to be revoked. Trump, having returned from a nine-day overseas trip, immediately railed against administration … Continue reading Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies

If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he’s ready

WASHINGTON/May 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner’s encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his … Continue reading If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he’s ready

FBI looks at Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

WASHINGTON/May 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The FBI is investigating meetings that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in December with Russian officials, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday. Meanwhile, the chairman of the House oversight committee asked the FBI to turn over more documents about former Director James Comey’s interactions with the … Continue reading FBI looks at Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China

WASHINGTON/May 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Plenty can go wrong foreign when money mixes with immigration green cards, real estate deals and political connections. Revelations that the sister of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, promoted a program offering a path to U.S. citizenship to Chinese backers in a Kushner family project bring new … Continue reading Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not ‘meaningful’

  WASHINGTON/April 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of investigations and a seemingly endless churn of … Continue reading Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not ‘meaningful’

Trump’s son-in-law slated to make a visit to Iraq Monday

NEW YORK/April 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is due to spend Monday in Iraq with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a senior administration official said. The official did not release additional details about the trip in which Kushner is accompanying Joint Chiefs of Staff … Continue reading Trump’s son-in-law slated to make a visit to Iraq Monday

Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH

WASHINGTON/March 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of real estate investments — part of a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets — while they serve in White House jobs, according to financial disclosures released publicly late Friday. Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser, resigned from more … Continue reading Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH