Kushner group got millions in loans after a White House meeting

Kushner group got millions in loans after a White House meeting

Kushner group got millions in loans after a White House meeting

Maddow recounted the Times' reporting that the private equity firm Apollo Global Management gave Kushner's family business a loan after billionaire founder Joshua Harris had been visiting the White House. Harris met with Kushner multiple times to discuss infrastructure policy, but they also spoke about Harris possibly getting a job with the administration, which never happened.

Citigroup in the spring of 2017 also lent Kushner Companies money totaling $325 million.

Kushner, who lost his security clearance to White House following reports that he breached the ethics rule, found himself in the middle of another controversy after the report alleged that Kushner met with the top heads of the lending firms at the White House previous year, after which he received an exorbitant sum of loan to aid his company's business ventures.

According to the Washington Post, officials from at least four countries have "privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner". At the time, the spokeswoman for Kushner Cos. said the firm "has cooperated and will continue to cooperate with any reasonable request for information". "These types of inquiries appear to be harassment exclusively for political reasons".

"Yeah", Drucker replied. "So to step back for a second, when Jared Kushner joined the White House a little over a year ago, he quit his job as chief executive officer of Kushner Companies, but for the most part, he held onto his ownership stake in Kushner Companies".

Kushner, who had a broad portfolio in the White House, including leading Middle East peace negotiations and an effort to modernize and reduce the size of some government programs, lost his interim top-secret security clearance, two USA officials familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. But he retains a stake in parts of the business, according to his most recent financial-disclosure form.

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Abbe Lowell, Kushner's attorney, said in a statement that the delay is not uncommon.

Apollo Global Management lent the Kushner Cos. The spokesperson of Apollo, Charles V. Zehren, said the loan went through the "standard approval process" and denied that Harris had any ties in the decision to lend money to Kushner Companies. "Stories like these attempt to make insinuating connections that do not exist to disparage the financial institutions and companies involved", she said.

His clearance was reduced to the level of secret and his official portfolio inside the West Wing, especially with regard to his globe-trotting foreign affairs work on behalf of Mr Trump, is expected to be sharply reduced as well, the sources said.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is focused on Jared Kushner "like a laser" after the president's son-in-law had his security clearance downgraded, Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein claimed on Tuesday night. In Kushner's case, a permanent clearance wasn't coming anytime soon; according to the Washington Post, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had warned the White House on February 9 that recent revelations in Kushner's background investigation "could be an obstacle to his clearance process".

According to reports, Mueller has been looking into the financial dealings of a number of Trump family members, including Kushner.

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