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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 »

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 »

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