Jared Kushner

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Kushner Should Resign, Lawyers Reportedly Told Trump

'WSJ' says Trump ignored recommendation in June

(Newser) - Members of President Trump's legal team recommended Jared Kushner step down as senior White House adviser over his contacts with Russian officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . Citing multiple sources, the Journal reports the recommendation was based on Kushner's close relationship with Trump and his meetings with the... More »

Trump Jr. to Make First Capitol Appearance in Russia Probe

President's oldest son will appear before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday

(Newser) - President Trump's oldest son is set for his first appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday as part of a Senate probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and a meeting he had with Russians during the campaign. Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed by staff on the Senate... More »

Don't Discount Kushner's Mideast Peace Push Just Yet

David Ignatius writes that the prospects for Israeli-Arab cooperation aren't so bad

(Newser) - Jared Kushner continued his long-shot quest for Mideast peace on Thursday in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, but as the AP account of the sessions notes, expectations are low and skepticism high. As they probably should be, writes David Ignatius in the Washington Post . Still, he finds a kernel... More »

Kushner's Delegation Gets Snubbed in Egypt

Meeting with diplomat called off after US cuts aid to Cairo over human rights

(Newser) - Jared Kushner and visiting US officials were snubbed by the Foreign Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday in apparent protest over the Trump administration's move to cut and delay aid to Egypt. The nation's top diplomat, Sameh Shoukry, was to meet with the US delegation headed by Kushner, but... More »

Trump Suggests Clinton Has Influence Over FBI Director

Wrongly claims Clinton donated to Jill McCabe campaign

(Newser) - President Trump lobbed plenty of accusations before breakfast Tuesday, one of which was that Hillary Clinton has influence over the acting FBI director. On Twitter , Trump also continued his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions for taking "a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails &... More »

Kushner: Trump Won Because of Message, Not Russia

He reiterates that he did not collude with Russia

(Newser) - With the first of his two days of congressional testimony in the books, Jared Kushner made a rare public statement Monday afternoon to reaffirm his main point: "I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so," he said,... More »

Kushner: I Faked Call to Get Out of Dumb Russia Meeting

President's son-in-law releases statement ahead of congressional testimony

(Newser) - Jared Kushner appears before not one but two congressional panels this week in regard to his contacts with Russian officials, but he makes the case in a statement released Monday morning that he doesn't have much of value to offer. "I did not collude, nor know of anyone... More »

Kushner Didn't Disclose More Than 70 Financial Holdings

The assets are reportedly worth between $10.6M and $51M

(Newser) - Jared Kushner recently disclosed more than 70 assets he had apparently forgotten to include the past 38 times he updated his White House financial disclosure, the Washington Post reports, citing documents released Friday by the government. According to the AP , those dozens of newly reported assets could be worth between... More »

Russian Lawyer: Trump Jr. Asked Only One Question

He wanted to know if she had info on iffy financial donations to Democrats

(Newser) - The Russian lawyer who has emerged front and center in the new Trump-Russia stories tells NBC News that she has no ties to the Kremlin or any damning information about Hillary Clinton or Democrats. In describing her 20- to 30-minute meeting with Donald Trump Jr. last year, Natalia Veselnitskaya said... More »

Trump Jr. Meeting With Russian Lawyer Now in Spotlight

It's the first known one between Trump campaign officials and a Russian national

(Newser) - President Trump says it's time to "move forward" with Moscow, but the New York Times is out with a front-page story on another meeting between his aides and a Russian figure during the campaign. This one took place two weeks after Trump clinched the GOP nomination and was... More »

Jared Kushner Speaks, Media Takes Notice

More notice of his voice, though, than what he said

(Newser) - Jared Kushner spoke in public on Monday. And that alone counted as news. In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump tends to keep his mouth shut, the AP reports. He shuns televised interviews, avoids public speeches and rarely addresses... More »

Kushner's New Mission Shows He's Still Playing Big Role

Trump son-in-law heads to Israel for Mideast peace negotiations

(Newser) - Jared Kushner isn't retreating into a smaller role despite investigators' interest in his Russian business deals. The Wall Street Journal reports that he's off to Israel this week on one of the most high-profile foreign policy pursuits of all: Mideast peace. The presidential son-in-law is due to arrive... More »

Report: Mueller Now Investigating Jared Kushner

This is 'standard practice,' lawyer says

(Newser) - Jared Kushner's business ties to Russia are being examined once again, according to a Washington Post story that involves two of President Trump's least favorite things: Anonymous sources and the investigation led by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. The Post's sources say Mueller is looking into... More »

Ivanka Trump 'Blindsided' by Attacks on Her Father

First daughter says she wasn't prepared for 'level of viciousness' among his critics

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump says she never expected life in the White House would be easy—nor did she expect the "level of viciousness" she has encountered among the critics of her father. "I was a little blindsided by it," she says in an interview with Fox News . "... More »

Focus Turns to Kushner's Meeting With Russian Banker

Trump son-in-law met with VEB chief Sergey Gorkov, who is close to Putin

(Newser) - The big Jared Kushner headlines last week focused on his meeting with the Russian ambassador and his reported desire to open back-channel communications with the Kremlin. But the New York Times on Tuesday focuses on a different part of the story: Kushner's meeting with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov in... More »

Jared Kushner's Life Could Become 'Study in Misery'

As 'New York Times' reports things are fraying between Trump and his son-in-law

(Newser) - President Trump had only kind words for Jared Kushner in a statement issued Sunday night: "Jared is doing a great job for the country. I have total confidence in him. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars.... More »

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 »

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