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Trump: I Don't Need Banks Because I Have Cash

President fires back at 'New York Times' over negative story

(Newser) - The New York Times wrote a story critical of President Trump's dealings with Deutsche Bank, and now the president is firing back. In Monday morning tweets, Trump rejected the notion that banks have been leery of working with him—instead, he says he's been so successful in business... More »

Report: Trump, Kushner Bank Transactions Raised Red Flags

Sources say Deutsche Bank decided not to inform feds of staff recommendations

(Newser) - Transactions linked to President Trump and his son-in-law raised red flags in a Deutsche Bank computer system designed to detect money laundering in 2016 and 2017, but the bank decided not to act, reports the New York Times , citing "five current and former bank employees." The sources, including... More »

Man's Alleged Threat Against Kushner: I'm Going to Execute Him

FBI says Chase Bliss Colasurdo was accumulating ammo and tried to purchase a weapon

(Newser) - A Washington state man was arrested by the FBI Wednesday and charged with making interstate threats, including against President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The Seattle Times and Washington Post report that 27-year-old Chase Bliss Colasurdo of Kent was detained six weeks after federal agents were first alerted on March... More »

White House Official Makes Big Security Clearance Allegation

Tricia Newbold says 25 names were cleared despite 'disqualifying issues'

(Newser) - A career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite "disqualifying issues" in their backgrounds, such as concerns about foreign influence, drug use and criminal conduct. Tricia Newbold, an 18-year government employee who oversees the issuance... More »

Key Dem: Lawyer Confirmed Worrying Ivanka, Jared Email Use

Rep. Elijah Cummings says Kushner also used WhatsApp for official business

(Newser) - The president's son-in-law is up to date with technology but possibly not with the Presidential Records Act. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said Thursday that a lawyer for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner told him that Kushner, a White Houser adviser, used the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp for... More »

Jared Kushner's Father Comes to Son's Defense

Charles Kushner writes op-ed in Washington Post to 'set the record straight'

(Newser) - Jared Kushner has been under much public scrutiny of late, but someone who knows him well came to his defense on Thursday: his own father. Charles Kushner wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post with two big themes: He defended Jared's stewardship of Kushner Companies and said his son... More »

White House: Dems Can't See Kushner Clearance Documents

Lawyer calls request 'radically intrusive'

(Newser) - The White House says it isn't going to comply with a "radically intrusive" request from Democrats to see documents related to the controversial top-secret security clearance of Jared Kushner. In a letter to the House Oversight Committee, White House counsel Pat Cippolone argued that the committee did not... More »

Report: Trump Ordered Kelly to 'Fix' Kushner Security Clearance

Dems threaten to subpoena White House

(Newser) - House Democrats vowed to step up their investigation of White House security clearances amid reports that President Trump demanded a top-secret security clearance for son-in-law Jared Kushner. Sources tell the New York Times that Trump ordered former chief of staff John Kelly to grant Kushner the clearance last year despite... More »

Chris Christie Sticks It to Jared Kushner and His Dad

He says Charles Kushner committed a 'loathsome' crime

(Newser) - Chris Christie's memoir Let Me Finish was released this week, but news broke two weeks ago that it contained a big accusation against Jared Kushner: that Kushner got him fired as the chair of President Trump's transition team in retribution for the events of 2005, in which then-federal-prosecutor... More »

Report Suggests 'New Intrigue' Over Top Secret Clearances

Sources tell NBC News rejections have been overruled more than 30 times

(Newser) - Both the White House and the CIA told NBC News that they don't comment on security clearances—but two sources who are reportedly privy to such information did. They tell the network that two "career White House security specialists" branded Jared Kushner's top secret clearance "unfavorable,... More »

Christie: Kushner Got Rid of Me in Political 'Hit Job'

Ex-governor says Trump son-in-law wanted revenge for old prosecution of father

(Newser) - Another book is coming out on Team Trump, this one from none other than Chris Christie. The Guardian has an early copy of Let Me Finish, and it highlights a part in which the former New Jersey governor accuses Jared Kushner of getting him fired from the White House as... More »

Saudis Pegged Kushner Early as a White House Conduit

'NYT' explores the crown prince's 'wooing' of president's son-in-law

(Newser) - That Jared Kushner has close ties to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman isn't a bombshell revelation. But the New York Times has a lengthy story explaining how that relationship came to be, finding that the Saudis identified Kushner more than two years ago as their best chance to... More »

Mexicans 'Stunned' Over Decision to Honor Kushner

He'll receive the Order of the Aztec Eagle on Thursday

(Newser) - Enrique Peña Nieto's final "major" act as president will apparently involve Jared Kushner, and it's one the Guardian describes as having "stunned the country": The Hill reports that before handing over power to incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Saturday, Peña... More »

In Call to White House, Prince Bad-Mouthed Khashoggi

Saudi prince accused him of belonging to Muslim Brotherhood, say reports

(Newser) - In public, the Saudi crown prince has condemned the killing of Jamal Khashoggi while the journalist was in Saudi hands. Specifically, Mohammed bin Salman called the death a "tragedy" and a "heinous crime that cannot be justified." But in private, the crown prince expressed a different view... More »

Kushner Didn't Pay Federal Taxes for Years: NYT

Documents show how real-estate developers avoid paying

(Newser) - Seems President Trump isn't the only one who avoids paying taxes . Jared Kushner paid little to no taxes from 2009 to 2016 by exploiting a quirk of the tax code that benefits real-estate developers, the New York Times reports. A review of his private financial documents shows that Kushner—... More »

Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Comes With a Catch

He hasn't been granted access to nation's top secrets

(Newser) - In May, it seemed the issue of Jared Kushner's downgraded security clearance had been resolved . Not entirely, the Washington Post is now reporting, citing two people who say Kushner's permanent clearance gives him only "top-secret" status. That means the senior White House adviser, also President Trump's... More »

Trump's 3 Letters May Have Helped World Cup Bid

President takes some credit for getting FIFA to pick North America

(Newser) - President Trump gave himself a pat on the back Friday, two days after FIFA announced North America would host the 2026 World Cup over Morocco. "Thank you for all of the compliments on getting the World Cup to come to the US, Mexico and Canada. I worked hard on... More »

$0 Salaries Didn't Hurt Ivanka, Kushner in 2017

They made at least $82M in combined income outside the White House

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made at least $82 million last year while serving as unpaid senior advisers to the president, according to financial disclosure forms released Monday. Kushner drew at least $70 million from dozens of companies linked to his family's real estate company, Kushner Cos., including $5... More »

Jared Kushner Clears a Big FBI Milestone

Presidential son-in-law receives his permanent security clearance

(Newser) - It took a while, but presidential son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner has received his permanent security clearance, reports the New York Times . Kushner had been stripped of his top-level clearance in February as the White House tightened policy in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal , notes CNN . But... More »

Israel Preps Big Festivity, But Many Diplomats Won't Go

Amid increasing Palestinian protests

(Newser) - Israel is preparing festivities Sunday to celebrate Monday's opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem , a move that has ignited Palestinian protests and raised fears of further violence. As Israel marks Jerusalem Day, the 51st anniversary of what it refers to as the city's "unification" following... More »

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