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Homeland Security Chief: Leaks 'Darn Close to Treason'

Plus, John Kelly, Clapper weigh in on Jared Kushner's alleged contact with Russia

(Newser) - Whoever is behind the leaks of intelligence Britain shared with the United States in the wake of the Manchester bombing is in dangerous territory, according to the secretary of Homeland Security. "I believe when you leak the kind of information that seems to be routinely leaked—high, high level... More »

As Crisis Grows, White House Eyes Big Shakeups

Hard-hitting campaign aides could be back as Trump lawyers up, goes on defense

(Newser) - President Trump is back from his foreign tour and has no shortage of items on his to-do list: Chief among them is containing the Russia crisis, and the Washington Post is reporting that the White House is looking to create a "war room" to do so and fill it... More »

Kushner Pitched Russians on Secret Communications Line: Report

He allegedly wanted to use Russian facilities in US to avoid detection

(Newser) - On Thursday, the Washington Post reported the Russia investigation was zeroing in on Jared Kushner . On Friday, the Post explained why that might be: Kushner reportedly proposed setting up a secret communications line between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin during a meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The... More »

Democrats Want Kushner's Security Clearance Pulled

He says he'll cooperate with Russia investigation

(Newser) - Jared Kushner will be cooperating with any probe of Russian links to his father-in-law's campaign, a lawyer confirmed Thursday after reports that investigators are focusing on the senior White House adviser surfaced. Attorney Jamie Gorelick said Kushner has already offered to tell Congress all about his meetings with Russian... More »

Report: Russia Investigation Zeroes In on Jared Kushner

Of interest are meetings Kushner held with Russian ambassador and banker

(Newser) - Investigators looking into Russian interference with the 2016 election are zeroing in on Jared Kushner, reports the Washington Post , citing "people familiar with the investigation." At issue are meetings President Trump's son-in-law and adviser held with the Russian ambassador and a Moscow banker whose bank has been... More »

Tenants Shocked to Learn Their 'Slumlord' Is Jared Kushner

Kushner Companies makes life hard for thousands of renters in multiple states

(Newser) - They nickel and dime down-on-their-luck tenants for small fees and hound former tenants for unpaid rent. They drag their heels on fixing plumbing or cleaning up black mold. They post late-rent notices in public areas where neighbors can see them. One woman calls them "slumlords." And they—various... More »

Kushner Sister Woos Chinese Investors With US Green Cards

Nicole Meyer played up family ties in pitch that highlights controversial visa program

(Newser) - The sister of President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is courting Chinese investors with a much-criticized federal visa program that provides a path toward obtaining US green cards, reports the AP . Kushner's sister, Nicole Meyer, promoted One Journal Square, a Kushner Companies' development in Jersey City, at an event... More »

Trump Tells Bannon to 'Work This Out' Regarding Kushner

A make-up meeting between Kushner and Bannon was held Friday

(Newser) - "Work this out," the New York Times quotes President Trump as saying to Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus regarding the highly publicized feud between Bannon and Jared Kushner. So on Friday, Priebus oversaw a meeting between Bannon and Kushner at Mar-a-Lago to "smooth things over," Fox... More »

What's a 'Cuck'? A Look at the Bannon-Kushner Fight

In the White House, it's the moderates against the nationalists

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's exit from the National Security Council this week has led to a slew of headlines about a rift in the White House between him and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. One main theme in coverage suggests that Kushner's moderate views are beginning to triumph over Bannon's... More »

Ivanka Trump: People Won't Know 'the Impact I Have'

Tells CBS her new role came 'organically'

(Newser) - Responding to Saturday Night Live's swipe that she is "complicit" in her father's presidency, Ivanka Trump tells CBS News , "If being complicit is wanting to ... be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit." In an interview with Gayle... More »

Jared Kushner Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq

Trump adviser and son-in-law also key figure in this week's meeting with Chinese leader

(Newser) - The influence of President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner apparently continues to grow: He arrived in Iraq on Monday for a surprise visit. The 36-year-old senior adviser traveled there with Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and plans to meet with Iraqi leaders and US officials... More »

What We Learned From White House Financial Disclosures

Administration's top staffers are a rich bunch

(Newser) - The White House released financial disclosures for dozens of its senior officials Friday, revealing that, as the AP notes, President Trump's advisers are "richer than previous White House officials." Some of the coverage surrounding the release:
  • The New York Times takes a look at who's worth
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Jared Kushner Agrees to Be Grilled Over Russia Ties

Ivanka's husband, and President Trump's senior adviser, will speak to Senate panel

(Newser) - On Jared Kushner's growing to-do list: bringing peace to the Middle East, streamlining government processes , and now, talking to the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russia. Per the AP , the White House has confirmed President Trump's son-in-law, husband of Ivanka Trump, has said he'll speak to the committee... More »

Trump Son-in-Law Gets New White House Role

Jared Kushner to run Office for Innovation

(Newser) - Presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has long been seen as a crucial adviser, and now his role is being clarified: He will run a newly created office whose goal is to tap the best minds from the private sector to make the government run more efficiently. President Trump is expected to... More »

Ivanka Trump's Landlord Is a Foreign Billionaire Suing the US

Chilean tycoon owns $5.5M DC home

(Newser) - President Trump's daughter and son-in-law are renting a house from a foreign billionaire who is fighting the US government over a proposed mine in Minnesota. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are renting a $5.5 million house in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood from Andrónico Luksic, the Wall Street ... More »

Jared Kushner Complains About CNN to Its Parent

He says the network is being unfair to his father-in-law, President Trump

(Newser) - Jared Kushner recently met with an executive from CNN's parent company and complained about what he sees as the network's unfair and anti-Trump coverage, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sources say President Trump's son-in-law and adviser took his concerns to Time Warner's Gary Ginsberg, with whom... More »

As Netanyahu Visits, a Big Policy Shift Looms

White House distances itself from two-state solution

(Newser) - Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday, with a potential shift in US policy seemingly in the works. The highlights:
  • An unidentified White House official suggested Tuesday night that the US will no longer push for a two-state solution, the idea of creating
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Sources: Ivanka Helped Sink Trump Order on Gay Rights

Religious right still hopes for action

(Newser) - President Trump decided against an executive order rolling back gay rights after Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner argued against it, sources tell Politico and the New York Times . The draft order, which reversed some of President Obama's orders on gay rights and expanded religious exemptions, was killed after the... More »

Kushner in White House Doesn't Violate Anti-Nepotism Laws

The Department of Justice published a ruling Saturday

(Newser) - President Trump didn't violate federal anti-nepotism laws by making son-in-law Jared Kushner a senior White House adviser, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel ruled in a 14-page memo published Saturday. CBS News reports the 1967 anti-nepotism laws forbid presidents from putting family members—including sons-in-law—into... More »

Kushner Officially in as Trump Adviser; Ivanka Out

Donald Trump officially appoints son-in-law as senior adviser

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump appointed his influential son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House senior adviser Monday, putting the young real estate executive in position to exert broad sway over both domestic and foreign policy, particularly Middle East issues and trade negotiations. Trump has come to rely heavily on Kushner, who... More »

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