1/19/2023

IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In a new memoir peppered with broadsides at potential rivals in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, accuses Nikki Haley of plotting with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to be named vice-president, even while she served as Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. Describing […]

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12/23/2020

PARDONS/PAUL MANAFORT/ROGER STONE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump doled out clemency to a new group of loyalists on Wednesday, wiping away convictions and sentences as he aggressively employed his power to override courts, juries and prosecutors to apply his own standard of justice for his allies. One recipient of a pardon was a family member, Charles Kushner, […]

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11/2/2020

JARED KUSHNER/MIDDLE EAST/TRUMP PEOPLE: “I want to give the very special thank you also to Jared Kushner, who is in the process of negotiating a little thing called peace in the Middle East. Great guy. Great guy. They like that. They like the sound. Peace in the Middle East without blood all over the sand, […]

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9/15/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JARED KUSHNER/RALLY: “White House senior adviser Jared Kushner responded to tapes of President Donald Trump downplaying the threat of the coronavirus in March by saying Trump was ‘very forthcoming with the American people’ about the dangers of the illness… Kushner also addressed concerns over a large indoor Trump rally in Las Vegas on Sunday in […]

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12/13/2019

ELECTION/GOP/IMPEACHMENT/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Hours before the House Judiciary Committee was set to take a historic vote to push President Trump to the brink of impeachment, campaign officials gathered across the Potomac River for a state-of-the-race briefing in which they described how the Republican Party had been transformed into the ‘beer and bluejeans party’ crafted […]

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9/5/2019

ISRAEL/JARED KUSHNER/MIDDLE EAST/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump’s special envoy for Middle East peace, Jason Greenblatt, will leave the administration, according to a senior Trump official, raising new questions about a long-delayed plan to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Mr. Greenblatt has worked closely since early 2017 with Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, to design […]

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6/21/2019

JARED KUSHNER/MEDIA/PAUL MANAFORT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he would never give up information on President Donald Trump or senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, according to newly unsealed texts between the two men in 2017 and 2018. A court unsealed more […]

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6/14/2019

BUSINESS/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP BUSINESS: “In their second year of government service, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reported income from their companies and investments of as much as $135 million, according to their annual financial disclosure reports made public on Friday [6-14-19]. All told, the couple’s real estate holdings and other investments were worth as much as […]

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5/9/2019

IMMIGRATION/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House is considering including mandatory nationwide E-Verify in its proposal to reform the legal immigration system, according to three people briefed on the plan. The largely voluntary electronic system allows businesses to check the work authorization of their employees. Making E-Verify mandatory is a high priority for advocates who […]

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5/7/2019

IMMIGRATION/JARED KUSHNER/SENATE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Jared Kushner briefed senators Tuesday [5-7-19] on an immigration proposal meant to boost border security and set up a new merit-based system that would keep the number of legal immigrants coming into the U.S. at current levels, according to administration officials and lawmakers…The meeting comes as the Trump administration argues that a […]

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5/1/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/JARED KUSHNER/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the 2020 Democratic presidential field began to form earlier this year, Trump campaign officials received a directive from the president’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner: Don’t meddle in primary politics. Targeting specific Democratic presidential hopefuls was at best a waste of time — and could even be counterproductive, Kushner […]

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4/24/2019

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House adviser Jared Kushner’s proposal to reform the US legal immigration system will be broken into two parts: one focused on border security and the other on legal immigration, according to a senior administration official. The first part of the proposal deals with border security. This would include constructing physical barriers […]

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4/3/2019

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/JARED KUSHNER/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Even as President Donald Trump threatens to shut down the southern border, his administration is quietly working on a plan to expand some forms of legal immigration into the U.S. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has been working for months on a proposal that could increase the number of […]

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3/11/2019

IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When Gary D. Cohn was considering resigning as the top White House economic adviser after President Trump blamed ‘both sides’ in a deadly white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va., his first stop was a meeting with Mr. Trump’s children. In a conversation in August 2017 with Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest […]

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3/7/2019

JARED KUSHNER/JOHN KELLY/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The former White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, on Wednesday [3-6-19] declined to answer questions about the existence of a memo he wrote saying that President Trump had ordered officials to give his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a security clearance in May 2018. Mr. Kelly also broke with […]

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3/5/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/INVESTIGATIONS/JARED KUSHNER/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House rejected a demand from the House Oversight Committee to turn over documents and comply with interviews concerning the security clearances of some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers, including Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The refusal to provide the documents increases the likelihood […]

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3/1/2019

JARED KUSHNER/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his chief of staff in May to grant his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance, the New York Times reported on Thursday [2-28-19]. It said senior administration officials were troubled by the decision, which prompted then White House Chief of Staff John […]

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2/27/2019

JARED KUCHNER/MIDDLE EAST/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “White House adviser Jared Kushner discussed his Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday [2-27-19], and the two also discussed increasing U.S.-Turkish cooperation and ways to boost economic conditions in the region. Kushner, who has responsibility for Washington’s Israel-Palestinian policy, has said the peace plan will address […]

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2/8/2019

IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/JOHN MCCAIN/TRUMP FAMILY: “Meghan McCain wishes that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law and senior advisers, had not attended the funeral of her father, Sen. John McCain, she said Thursday [2-7-19] night. Appearing on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ McCain said she had not been aware that the […]

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2/1/2019

CHRIS CHRISTIE/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump regularly expresses pique over scathing kiss-and-tell books written by former aides and advisers. But he had no beef with ‘Let Me Finish’ by Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor and his onetime transition director…But not nice to his family, it was pointed out, most notably Jared Kushner, […]

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12/21/2018

CRIME/JARED KUSHNER/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With a government shutdown just hours away, President Donald Trump on Friday signed rare bipartisan legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system. Trump called the bill ‘an incredible success for our country’ and ‘beyond bipartisan’ during an Oval Office signing ceremony. Lawmakers and advocates also hailed it as a hugely […]

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12/20/2018

DHS/JARED KUSHNER/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A federal judge is questioning the White House’s role in reviewing government documents related to a freedom-of-information lawsuit for records concerning President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. The nonprofit watchdog organization Democracy Forward is suing agencies including US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security […]

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12/14/2018

CRIME/JARED KUSHNER/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The day after President Trump announced his support for a bipartisan criminal justice overhaul bill in the Roosevelt Room, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, arrived in the Oval Office to give him a dose of political reality. He was not going to bring the bill to the Senate floor until […]

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11/27/2018

G20/JARED KUSHNER/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexico’s outgoing government said on Tuesday [11-27-18] it would bestow the country’s top honor for foreigners on Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, a decision quickly met with derision by critics on social media. Kushner, who also serves as a senior White House adviser, will be admitted to the Order […]

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11/14/2018

IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/PRISONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [11-14-18] announced his support for a bipartisan prison reform bill, called the FIRST Step Act…Trump added that the White House pledge ‘to ‘Hire American’ includes those leaving prison and looking for a very fresh start — new job, new life.’ Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared […]

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11/14/2018

AFRICAN AMERICANS/JARED KUSHNER/PRISONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [11-14-18] backed a criminal justice reform plan being pushed by one of his top advisers, son-in-law Jared Kushner. The ‘First Step Act,’ developed by Kushner and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, is designed to improve rehabilitation programs for former prisoners and give judges more discretion […]

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11/13/2018

CONGRESS/JARED KUSHNER/PRISONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is expected to throw his support behind bipartisan criminal justice legislation during an event at the White House on Wednesday [11-14-18], two sources close to the process said. Trump is scheduled to announce on Wednesday that he is supporting the latest iteration of the First Step Act, a […]

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11/12/2018

CONGRESS/JARED KUSHNER/PRISONS/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House officials and a bipartisan group of senators are mounting an ambitious effort to push criminal justice legislation through Congress by the end of the year, four sources close to the process told CNN. But first, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, who has been leading the […]

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10/11/2018

FOREIGN POLICY/JARED KUSHNER/MEDIA/MIDDLE EAST/SAUDI ARABIA/TURKEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner are learning that hyper-personalized family diplomacy and throwing in their lot with foreign strongmen can come at a damaging political price. The disappearance and possible murder of the US-based dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is primarily a […]

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10/8/2018

CELEBS/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are expected to meet with the musician Kanye West on Thursday [10-9-18] at the White House, two people familiar with the plans said. Mr. West, who has faced a backlash over his vocal support of the president, will meet first with Mr. Kushner and […]

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8/31/2018

JARED KUSHNER/MIKE POMPEO/PALESTINE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “In January this year, the United States said it would withhold $65 million, from an initial installment of $125 million it was expected to hand over to UNRWA at the start of the year. The US said it wanted UNRWA to reform and believed other countries should increase the amounts […]

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8/31/2018

JARED KUSHNER/PALESTINE/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “The Trump administration’s decision to end American funding to a United Nations agency that provides assistance to millions of Palestinian refugees was denounced broadly on Friday [8-31-18] by international officials, former United States diplomats and Palestinians who were reeling from the elimination of a decades-long policy of support. The State Department […]

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8/30/2018

IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/LEGAL/MEDIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner had NOTHING to do with the so called ‘pushing out’ of Don McGahn.The Fake News Media has it, purposely,so wrong! They love to portray chaos in the White House when they know that chaos doesn’t exist-just a ‘smooth running machine’ with changing parts!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August […]

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8/23/2018

CRIME/GOP/JARED KUSHNER/PRISONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [8-23-18] tabled a criminal justice package being pushed by a group of lawmakers and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, multiple sources said. But Trump and Republican leaders also agreed on a path forward for the legislative effort after the midterm elections, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch […]

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8/13/2018

IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “She says she’s got Javanka on tape, too. Jilted ex-‘Apprentice’ star and former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has told friends and associates that she has tapes of private phone calls from first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, according to two sources with whom she has discussed […]

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7/28/2018

IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “They disappointed climate change activists who thought they would keep President Trump from leaving the landmark Paris accord. They enraged Democrats and even some Republicans by not pushing back against his immigration policies, and alienated business allies by their silence over threats to Nafta. They regularly faced news stories about their unpopularity. Even […]

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7/18/2018

DEMS/JARED/KUSHNER/LEGAL/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Democratic National Committee tried and failed three times to serve Jared Kushner with a lawsuit at his Manhattan apartment and was turned away by a US Secret Service agent when it attempted to deliver the packet to the White House senior adviser’s Washington, DC, home, according to court filings. After consulting with […]

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6/21/2018

BUSINESS/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP FAMILY: “The Trumps and the Kushners are parting ways — not the White House power couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, but their family businesses on hotel collaborations in New Jersey, according to people briefed on the situation. Kushner Companies and the Trump Organization recently dropped plans for the Trumps to manage an […]

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5/24/2018

JARED KUSHNER/JEFF SESSIONS/PRISONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “When Jared Kushner hosted a high-profile summit meeting on federal prison reform at the White House last Friday [5-18-18], some in attendance noticed that the man who was ostensibly in charge of the federal prison system, Mark S. Inch, a retired Army major general, was nowhere in sight. Only Mr. Kushner […]

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5/23/2018

FBI/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has been granted his permanent security clearance, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday [5-23-18], ending a period of uncertainty that had fueled questions about whether Mr. Kushner was in peril in the special counsel investigation. Mr. Kushner is a senior presidential […]

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5/23/2018

JARED KUSHNER/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, had his White House security clearance restored Wednesday [5-23-18], a person familiar with the matter said, after months of uncertainty stemming in part from his role in the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Kushner was stripped of his interim clearance […]

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5/15/2018

ISRAEL/JARED KUSHNER/PALESTINE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Jared Kushner, the conspicuously quiet-in-public son-in-law and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, stepped up on Monday [5-14-18] to become the face of the administration’s decision to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the country’s contested capital, Jerusalem…In his remarks, Kushner blamed the deadly violence on demonstrators the […]

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5/14/2018

FOREIGN POLICY/ISRAEL/JARED KUSHNER/PALESTINE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the deadliest day of clashes between Israelis and Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza War unfolded on Monday [5-14-18], White House senior adviser Jared Kushner addressed a crowd at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem and said he believes ‘peace is within reach…’Kushner’s remarks at the embassy opening […]

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3/28/2018

JARED KUSHNER/NATIONAL SECURITY/REX TILLERSON/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s shake-up of his national-security team is likely to reshape the role played by Jared Kushner, who has been a key counselor but whose global portfolio created friction with departing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, administration officials and others close to him said. But the arrival […]

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3/28/2018

JARED KUSHNER/JEFF SESSIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the final months of the Obama administration, the Justice Department announced a new approach to preparing prisoners for life beyond their cells. Officials created a prison school system, pledged money for technology training and promised to help prevent former inmates from returning to prison. Almost immediately after taking […]

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3/26/2018

ETHICS/JARED KUSHNER/TRUMP FAMILY: “White House attorneys are examining whether two loans totaling more than $500 million to Jared Kushner’s family business may have violated any criminal laws or federal ethics regulations, according to a letter from a federal ethics agency made public Monday [3-26-18]. The Office of Government Ethics told a Democratic lawmaker in the […]

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3/21/2018

BUSINESS/CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Citigroup Inc. said in a letter sent Tuesday [3-20-18] to lawmakers that a loan made to Kushner Cos. shortly after the bank’s chief executive met with Jared Kushner last year was ‘completely appropriate.’ On March 3, 2017, Citi CEO Michael Corbat met with Mr. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and […]

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3/9/2018

TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Jared Kushner’s family company recently began construction on an oceanfront development in this Jersey Shore city, a project that has the strong backing of local officials, who agreed to support it with $20 million in bonds. But unknown to Long Branch officials, the Kushners have been in talks to team up […]

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3/8/2018

AMBASSADOR/FOREIGN POLICY/MEXICO/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The US ambassador to Mexico was not invited to a meeting between senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto, a US official told CNN. Roberta Jacobson, a career diplomat who has more than 30 years of experience in the region, announced her retirement earlier […]

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3/4/2018

FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “After nearly a year, a Trump administration effort to devise a blueprint for Middle East peace has yet to materialize and now faces a growing array of obstacles even before it has been unveiled, experts and diplomats say. White House adviser Jared Kushner, who has been leading the effort, and chief […]

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3/1/2018

BUSINESS/CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s family real estate group obtained business loans after Kushner met with the company heads in his official government capacity, The New York Times reported Wednesday [2-28-18]. According to the Times, Kushner met with Joshua Harris, one of the founders of Apollo Global Management, on […]

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2/28/2018

BANKING/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The New York State of Department of Financial Services asked several banks for information about their relationships with Jared Kushner and his finances, people familiar with the information requests said. The DFS, which regulates New York banks and some international banks that do business in the state, sent inquiries last week to […]

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2/27/2018

NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The White House downgraded the security clearance of senior adviser Jared Kushner last week as part of White House chief of staff John Kelly’s push to tighten control of classified information inside the Trump administration, said an administration official with knowledge of the situation. Mr. Kushner, who is also President Donald […]

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2/20/2018

JOHN KELLY/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting an internal struggle with John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, over who should be allowed to see some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets, according to White House […]

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2/13/2018

TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “Jared Kushner, a White House aide and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, appears to have drawn more money out of three separate lines of credit in the months after he joined the White House last year, a newly released document shows. Recent revisions to the financial disclosure form filed by Kushner’s wife, Ivanka […]

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2/1/2018

LEGAL/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The law firm representing senior White House adviser Jared Kushner has hired a veteran of prior White House investigations to handle press relations for the firm’s clients. Abbe Lowell of Norton Rose Fulbright, a lawyer representing Mr. Kushner and other high-profile clients, has hired Peter Mirijanian, who has run his own public-relations […]

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1/15/2018

CHINA/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSNER: “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 […]

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1/7/2018

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/ISRAEL/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Last May, Jared Kushner accompanied President Trump, his father-in-law, on the pair’s first diplomatic trip to Israel, part of Mr. Kushner’s White House assignment to achieve peace in the Middle East. Shortly before, his family real estate company received a roughly $30 million investment from Menora Mivtachim, an insurer that […]

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1/6/2018

LEGAL/SEC/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the real-estate company run by the family of President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner for its use of a federal investment-for-visa program known as EB-5, according to people familiar with the matter. In May 2017, Kushner Cos. received a subpoena from the […]

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1/4/2018

TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, made a deal when they came to Washington to serve in the White House that the first daughter would become the first female president if the opportunity arose, according to a forthcoming book obtained by The Guardian. The book, ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump […]

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1/3/2018

2016 ELECTION/LEGAL/RUSSIA/STEVE BANNON/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “In a new book detailing the wild first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted blasting top operatives in the 2016 campaign for their naivete and idiocy in their dealings with the Russians… Of the July 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Trump […]

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12/22/2017

LEGAL/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have sought bank records about entities associated with the family company of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, according to four people briefed on the matter. In recent weeks, prosecutors from the United States attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York subpoenaed records from […]

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12/17/2017

LEGAL/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband and fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner were hit with a lawsuit Sunday [12-17-17] alleging illegal omissions on their public financial disclosure forms. Washington lawyer Jeffrey Lovitky contends that Trump and Kushner failed to identify the assets owned by 30 investment funds […]

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12/11/2017

ISRAEL/PALESTINE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP PEOPLE/JARED KUSHNER: “European Union officials warned the Trump administration not to go it alone in its Middle East peace efforts as the bloc’s foreign ministers said they wouldn’t follow the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. EU foreign ministers on Monday [12-10-17] morning met with Israeli Prime Minister […]

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12/3/2017

FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP PEOPLE/JARED KUSHNER: “The man who would bring peace to the Middle East strode onto the stage and peered out at a room full of people who have tried and failed. Tall and thin, confident and calm, Jared Kushner, rookie negotiator, made his debut in front of the world of veteran diplomatic hagglers on […]

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12/2/2017

MICHAEL FLYNN/RUSSIA/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Jared Kushner is the ‘very senior member’ of President Donald Trump’s transition team who directed incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador to the United States and other countries about a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. The filings […]

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11/29/2017

ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, met this month with investigators working for Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, and answered questions about a meeting with a Russian ambassador during the presidential transition, according to a person briefed on the investigation. The questions focused on a meeting in December […]

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11/25/2017

TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Few in the opening days of the Trump administration dared to challenge Mr. Kushner’s power to design his job or steer the direction of the White House as he saw fit. But 10 months after being given free rein to tackle everything from the federal government’s outdated technology to peace in the […]

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11/21/2017

FOREIGN POLICY/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER/UN: “Robert Mueller’s investigators are asking questions about Jared Kushner’s interactions with foreign leaders during the presidential transition, including his involvement in a dispute at the United Nations in December, in a sign of the expansive nature of the special counsel’s probe of Russia’s alleged meddling in the election, according to […]

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10/30/2017

FOREIGN POLICY/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Jared Kushner and other senior White House advisers traveled to Saudi Arabia last week to continue discussions on Middle East peace, a White House official told CNN. Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiations, joined Kushner on the trip. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s […]

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10/25/2017

TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Back in December 2016, the Chinese foreign minister traveled to Manhattan to meet privately with Jared Kushner for emergency discussions after President-elect Donald Trump’s unorthodox phone call with the president of Taiwan… It was a sign of the lead role that Kushner occupied as Trump’s chief diplomatic contact for the Chinese. But […]

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10/22/2017

2016 ELECTION/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “In a secured room in the basement of the Capitol in July, Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, fielded question after question from members of the House Intelligence Committee. Though the allotted time for the grilling had expired, he offered to stick around as long as they wanted. But […]

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10/13/2017

NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The head of a government bureau responsible for clearing background checks told lawmakers Wednesday [10-18-17] he has ‘never seen that level of mistakes’ when asked about numerous omissions in Jared Kushner’s security clearance application. Charles Phalen, the director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, a newly created division within the Office […]

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10/6/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/POLITICS/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “A state assemblyman wants state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s decision to drop a case against two of President Trump’s kids. Vance received a $31,000 donation from Trump’s personal lawyer in 2013 after deciding not to prosecute Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. Vance […]

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10/5/2017

LEGAL/TRUMP FAMILY/DONALD JR/JARED KUSHNER: “Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley signaled Thursday [10-5-17] that Donald Trump Jr. will ultimately have to testify publicly before his panel, something Democrats have been demanding for weeks. Grassley and the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, are moving closer to reaching an agreement on a range of actions as part […]

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10/2/2017

ETHICS/LEGAL/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “White House officials have begun examining emails associated with a third and previously unreported email account on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private domain, according to three people familiar with the matter. Hundreds of emails have been sent since January from White House addresses to accounts on the Kushner family domain, these […]

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9/28/2017

INTELLIGENCE/LEGAL/RUSSIA/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “In his closed interview with the staff of the Senate intelligence committee, White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner did not share the existence of his personal email account, which he has used for official business, CNN has learned. CNN has also learned that the chair and vice chair of […]

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9/27/2017

TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER/VOTING: “Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was registered as a woman when he voted in November’s election, according to a report on Wednesday [9-27-17]. Records from the New York State Board of Elections show Kushner’s gender is listed as ‘female’ on the registration dated Nov. 24, 2009, and that he […]

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9/24/2017

LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has used a personal email account to correspond with colleagues in the White House, his attorney confirmed Sunday [9-24-17]. Mr. Kushner exchanged fewer than 100 emails from his personal account with White House colleagues, said Abbe Lowell, his lawyer. Mr. Kushner sent […]

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9/11/2017

LEGAL/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Some of President Donald Trump’s lawyers earlier this summer concluded that Jared Kushner should step down as senior White House adviser because of possible legal complications related to a probe of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election and aired concerns about him to the president, people familiar with the […]

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9/11/2017

DEMS/LEGAL/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell has represented high-profile clients on both sides of the political spectrum—a Republican governor, a conservative super-lobbyist and a former Democratic vice-presidential nominee—and even played a key role in defending President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings. Now, he is simultaneously representing major players in separate cases that could […]

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8/25/2017

FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The U.S. described Jared Kushner’s whistle-stop diplomatic tour of the Middle East as ‘productive’ as he tried to make progress with President Donald Trump’s plan to revive peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Mr. Kushner, who is also the president’s son-in-law, and other U.S. officials met with a number of regional […]

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8/23/2017

TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA/JARED KUSNER: “Crisis management consultant Risa Heller has dropped Kushner Cos., the family real estate company of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a client, according to two sources familiar with the arrangement. Heller dropped the client earlier this week after representing the company for just over a year and a half. That’s […]

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8/23/2017

FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “President Donald Trump, who has pledged to broker the ‘ultimate deal’ between the Israelis and Palestinians, faces major obstacles to getting them to even negotiate as his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner arrives in Israel this week. The White House says the discussions will focus on ‘the path to […]

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8/23/2017

FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Jared Kushner has spent eight months as his father-in-law’s point person in the Middle East, relying primarily on one envoy, former Trump Organization lawyer Jason Greenblatt, to do the diplomatic heavy lifting in the region. But just over a month ago, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster held a meeting in his […]

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8/17/2017

RACISM/RELIGION/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “Sequestered on a brief holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter — one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish — has yet to comment on the events of her father’s Tuesday [8-16-17] afternoon press conference. In […]

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8/16/2017

RACISM/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “The rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism has released a letter to the congregation of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s longtime synagogue condemning President Trump’s widely criticized statements about the violent protests in Charlottesville. In a letter sent to members of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun this evening, Rabbi Emeritus […]

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8/11/2017

FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will soon travel to the Middle East for yet another foray into trying to forge a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, one of the most difficult diplomatic assignments of the Trump administration. Mr. Kushner, who traveled to the region in June, will […]

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8/11/2017

RUSSIA/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the White House to provide new details about President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance application, including whether he could be trusted with sensitive information after he initially failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials. The committee, led by Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, […]

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8/2/2017

ETHICS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Kushner Cos., the New York property development business owned by the family of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, has been subpoenaed by New York federal prosecutors regarding its use of an investment-for-immigration program, according to people familiar with the matter. The subpoena concerns at least one Jersey City, N.J., development financed […]

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8/1/2017

2016 ELECTION/RUSSIA/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “White House senior adviser Jared Kushner offered an explanation to congressional interns earlier this week as to why it was not possible for the Trump campaign to collude with Russia during the election: It was too disorganized for such a conspiracy. Speaking at an off-the-record hourlong meeting at the Capitol Visitor […]

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7/30/2017

TRUMP PEOPLE/IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER: “By one measurement, last week was a good one for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law had been double-teaming for weeks to persuade him to oust chief of staff Reince Priebus, pushing for a new chief who could ‘professionalize the West Wing,’ according to multiple White House […]

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7/26/2017

CRIME/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and some Republican lawmakers are discussing potential changes to the criminal justice system, including to mandatory minimum sentencing, that could conflict with Attorney General Jeff Sessions ’ tough-on-crime agenda. Mr. Kushner met this month with House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), continuing a […]

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