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Trump Orders Secret Service Protection for His Adult Kids

That's according to 3 sources who spoke anonymously

(Newser) - Donald Trump's four adult children will have free Secret Service protection for the next six months after the former president extended the post-presidency security to them before leaving office, three sources tell the Washington Post . A senior US official also anonymously confirmed the news to CNN , though it has...

Jared, Ivanka Reportedly Have No-Toilet Rule for Agents

Washington Post: Secret Service has spent $100K so far renting a nearby studio with bathroom

(Newser) - The Washington Post is out with might be the buzziest story of the day—about toilets. The story alleges that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump refuse to let Secret Service agents guarding them use any of the 6.5 bathrooms inside their expansive home. As a result, the federal government...

Pardon Brings Fresh Attention to Lurid Kushner Case

Charles Kushner hired a prostitute in a sting against his own brother-in-law

(Newser) - On the one hand, President Trump's latest batch of pardons was excellent news for the Kushner family. On the other hand, it has brought renewed attention to why Charles Kushner—the father of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner—needed a pardon in the first place. It's not a pretty...

LLC Clouded Details of Trump Political Spending

Jared Kushner put Lara Trump on the board of the pass-through

(Newser) - More than $700 million in President Trump's political spending since 2019 was funneled through a limited liability corporation, shrouding details about where the money went. Jared Kushner, who was behind American Made Media Consultants, installed Lara Trump, who's married to the president's son Eric, and Mike Pence'...

School to Javanka: Take Your Kids Away

But Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner insist it was their decision

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have pulled their kids out of an upscale day school in Washington, DC, saying they needed in-person learning—but the move was apparently prompted by parental complaints, the Daily Beast reports. Parents at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School say they were concerned about Trump and...

Trump Family Split Over Whether to Concede

Jared Kushner is nudging Trump in that direction, while Don Jr. and Eric disagree

(Newser) - Melania Trump may be urging her husband to concede the 2020 presidential election—but his three eldest children are reportedly split on the matter. CNN and Politico report that while Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband, is also suggesting President Trump concede, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump remain staunchly...

Family Suggests Conceding as Trump Again Attacks Vote

First lady and Kushner join those wanting the president to give up the fight

(Newser) - The morning after President-elect Joe Biden declared victory, President Trump renewed his claims that the election was stolen—even as his family urged him to concede. The president broke quotes about supposed balloting fraud into a series of tweets , the Independent reports. "We believe these people are thieves,"...

Kushner Says Black Americans Must 'Want' Success

Some people take issue with his comments

(Newser) - Jared Kushner is finding himself on the receiving end of some Twitter ire following a Monday appearance on Fox & Friends in which he stated that Black people need to "want to be successful." The quote, per Bloomberg : "One thing we’ve seen in a lot of...

Ivanka, Jared Billboards Trigger Lawsuit Threat

The power couple's lawyer writes stern letter to the Lincoln Project

(Newser) - Seen the Ivanka and Jared billboards in Times Square? They're causing a bit of a stir, the Hill reports. One of the ads shows Ivanka Trump gesturing with a smile toward coronavirus death tallies of "33,366+ New Yorkers" and "221,247+ Americans." The other shows...

What the Virus's Timeline Could Mean for Trump

Complications generally don't set in for many days

(Newser) - President Trump and Melania Trump's positive coronavirus tests have kicked off a flurry of testing among the political elite—followed by a midday sigh of relief from Democrats following news that Joe Biden tested negative. The New York Times has confirmation by way of his campaign. Meanwhile, one other...

Woodward: Kushner Said 4 Texts Help Explain Trump

One of them was Alice in Wonderland

(Newser) - Jared Kushner apparently sometimes feels like he's down the rabbit hole. In upcoming book Rage, Bob Woodward says President Trump's son-in-law told him Alice in Wonderland was one of four texts he should "absorb" if he wanted to understand the president, CNN reports. Woodward wrote that Kushner...

One Mideast Flight, 2 Historic Firsts

First Israel-UAE flight lands with Kushner aboard; Saudi blessing cut time in half

(Newser) - An Israeli El Al plane flew from Israel to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, carrying a high-ranking American and Israeli delegation to Abu Dhabi in the first-ever direct commercial passenger flight between the two countries. The flight marked the implementation of the historic US-brokered deal to normalize relations between...

NBA Players' Walkout May Be Over

League will reportedly resume games Friday

(Newser) - It looks like the NBA will be getting back to business. After players sat out Wednesday and the league suspended three playoff games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, the remainder of the shortened season was in doubt. But the Washington Post and the AP are...

This Mideast Deal Is an 'Earthquake'

Thomas Friedman, a usual Trump critic, is a fan

(Newser) - President Trump's surprise announcement Thursday of a Mideast deal involving Israel and the United Arab Emirates is, to say the least, a "big deal," writes Ben Sales in the Jerusalem Post . In a New York Times op-ed, Thomas Friedman goes so far as to call it a...

Fallout From Trump's Tulsa Rally Continues

Campaign manager Brad Parscale is taking heat

(Newser) - President Trump's weekend rally in Tulsa did not go as planned , with a post-mortem in Politico going so far as to use the word "debacle" to describe it. Much of the negative attention is focused on campaign chief Brad Parscale, who boasted beforehand of more than 1 million...

Kushner Causes a Fuss Over Possible Election Delay

He clarifies comments, says he knows of no discussions to postpone November vote

(Newser) - Joe Biden, for one, thinks President Trump will try to postpone the November 3 election. Trump himself has adamantly denied this, insisting as recently as last month that the vote will take place as scheduled. Now Jared Kushner has injected a new dose of controversy into the issue with comments...

Member of Kushner's Virus Team Slams Its Work

Written complaint says adviser's group had little experience in hunt for medical equipment

(Newser) - Jared Kushner's role in helping shape the US response to the coronavirus came under increased scrutiny Wednesday with a spate of new stories. The presidential son-in-law, though, won't be pleased. The New York Times and the Washington Post have stories with a similar theme: They assert that an...

Trump: Feds Won't Extend Social Distancing Guidelines

Kushner says federal response has been a 'great success story'

(Newser) - President Trump is ready for the country to go back to the "way it was three months ago"—and that includes Trump rallies. The president said Wednesday that he is going to visit a facility making medical equipment in Arizona next week and hopes to go to Ohio...

Celebs Face Brunt of 'Corona-Shaming'

Jennifer Lopez, George Stephanopoulos among those bashed for not staying home, following rules

(Newser) - Celebrities including Jennifer Lopez and George Stephanopoulos are learning the hard way about "corona-shaming," the act of shaming people who appear to be skirting public health recommendations amid the coronavirus pandemic. While various Facebook groups target the average "covidiots," per the Guardian , celebrities are most visible....

White House Defends Ivanka's New Jersey Trip

President's daughter has urged everyone to stay home

(Newser) - Discretionary travel is discouraged these days, but Ivanka Trump and her husband took a road trip last month anyway. The president's daughter; her husband, Jared Kushner; and their children drove from Washington to her father's golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey, for the first night of Passover on...

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