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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 »

NYC Elites Who Dissed Kushner Can Forget Mending Ties

Their emails went into the trash, says 'New York' profile of Jared Kushner

(Newser) - Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to end up with an influential White House role, and pundit Mike Allen's new Axios newsletter says lawyers have figured out a way around nepotism rules that will result in a title as "senior adviser." The latest cover of New ... More »

Trump Son-in-Law Prepping for White House Position

Jared Kushner doing what he needs to do to clear hurdles, lawyer says

(Newser) - In what the AP calls "the clearest sign yet he is planning to take a position" in father-in-law Donald Trump's administration, Jared Kushner is taking steps to move away from his New York real estate business. Kushner's lawyer says the husband of Ivanka Trump has looked into... More »

Trump Son-in-Law: Bridgegate Stunt 'Kind of Badass'

Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon are the subject of profiles

(Newser) - Two key figures in the world of Donald Trump are subject of lengthy profiles Monday: Son-in-law Jared Kushner in the Washington Post and adviser Steve Bannon in the New York Times . A sampling:
  • Bannon: Critics "have variously called Mr. Bannon a racist, a sexist, an anti-Semite and an Islamophobe.
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Trump Son-in-Law Might Test Nepotism Law

Trump wants him in the White House, sources say

(Newser) - A federal nepotism law is about to be tested, stretched, and possibly broken by Donald Trump's son-in-law, insiders say. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Trump and members of his inner circle are urging Jared Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, to join the administration as a... More »

Top-Secret Clearances for Trump's Kids? Maybe

Giuliani rumored to be Trump's pick for State

(Newser) - Is the Trump administration going to be a family affair? Nepotism rules prevent Donald Trump from hiring his children to serve in his administration, but sources tell CBS News that the president-elect is already looking into getting top-secret security clearances for his children, a move that, for now, would have... More »

Trump TV Rumors Gain New Life

Son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly met with investment banker for 'informal' talk about possible network

(Newser) - Donald Trump said last month he has zero interest in forming a media company , but a short conversation said to have taken place between his son-in-law and the head of an independent investment bank has generated new buzz around that rumor. Per Reuters , three sources "with knowledge of the... More »

Jewish Son-in-Law: Trump's No Anti-Semite

Kushner says Trump is 'incredibly loving and tolerant'

(Newser) - "My father-in-law is not an anti-Semite," New York Observer owner Jared Kushner writes in an op-ed in which he explains why he is standing by the powerful billionaire whose daughter he is married to. "Accusations like 'racist' and 'anti-Semite' are being thrown around with a... More »

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