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    Meet Jared Kushner, Trump's Publisher Son-in-Law
    by Jane C. Timm

    Donald Trump's speech Wednesday attacking rival Hillary Clinton and the corresponding website LyingCrookedHillary.com was the brainchild of an unlikely adviser: son-in-law Jared Kushner.

    Kushner, the publisher of the New York Observer and husband of Ivanka Trump, is rising within the presumptive GOP nominee's world in the wake of campaign manager Corey Lewandowksi's ouster, sources within Trump's circle told NBC News.
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    "Honestly, Jared is a very successful real estate person, but I actually think he likes politics more than he likes real estate. And he is very good at politics," Trump said in Indiana after the state's win helped him overcome his GOP rivals.

    While Kushner has had a role since the start of the campaign, notably helping to write Trump's first scripted speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in March and joining his father-in-law on the campaign trail occasionally, sources inside Trump's circle say his role is growing.

    Here's what you need to know about Kushner.

    He's a real-estate developer, too. Kushner is a co-owner of Kushner Companies, a development firm with significant holdings in New Jersey and New York. He spent a record-setting $1.8 building on an office building at 666 Fifth Avenue in 2007 before the market crashed. The deal ran into big trouble when the recession dragged rents down on a building that was already costing more money than it was making - the deal was later renegotiated to avoid foreclosure. Kushner is worth an estimated $200 million.

    He comes from a Democratic family, with a messy past: his father and co-owner of Kushner Companies, Charles Kushner, was a force in Democratic politics and philanthropy. He was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to 18 felonies including filing false tax returns and campaign finance reports, as well as retaliating against his own brother-in-law for testifying against him (he hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law and had a videotape of the encounter sent to the man's wife, the elder Kushner's sister.)

    Politics makes strange bedfellows. The prosecutor who sent the elder Kushner to prison is none other than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has endorsed Trump and taken on a role on the presumptive nominee's campaign.

    In 2006, Kushner bought the New York Observer newspaper, which had famously called for then-Sen.-elect Hillary Clinton's resignation before she'd even taken office in 2001.
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    More: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016...on-law-n597001
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    This was major news on the mainstream networks on the day that Lewandowksi was fired. CNN was talking it up all day. Some reports emphasized Kushner's connections to Rupert Murdoch and AIPAC, as well as his connections to potential big money donors.
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    Interesting dynamic in this presidential contest. Apparently both of their fathers did prison time:

    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/features/1.721006

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    Campaign involvement

    Kushner: Helped draft Donald Trump’s AIPAC speech, advises the presumptive Republican nominee for president on Israel issues and is involved in assembling his White House transition team; Kushner’s newspaper endorsed Trump for president

    Mezvinsky: Appears at non-political events with the Clintons, but has no known involvement with Hillary’s campaign
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    Why Dad went to prison

    Kushner: Hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, secretly recorded the encounter and sent the tape to his sister as part of a blackmail scheme; served 16 months after guilty pleas to 18 counts of tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign donations

    Mezvinsky: Bilked friends, family and strangers out of some $10 million in bogus schemes disguised as investments in Africa and oil development; served five years after pleading guilty to 31 counts of felony fraud, including bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud.
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    More: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/features/1.721006
    Last edited by Brian4Liberty; 04-10-2017 at 10:30 AM.
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    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    This was major news on the mainstream networks on the day that Lewandowksi was fired. CNN was talking it up all day. Some reports emphasized Kushner's connections to Rupert Murdoch and AIPAC, as well as his connections to potential big money donors.
    Flashback: Kushner first made campaign headlines by being involved in the firing of Corey Lewandowski.
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Flashback: Kushner first made campaign headlines by being involved in the firing of Corey Lewandowski.
    I've never trusted him. Not even a little bit. But, I read somewhere that it was Ivanka that was behind Lewandowski being booted. Have no idea if it's true or not.

    I wish he'd switch them out for Don, Jr., if he wants one of his kids in D.C. Ivanka and her husband are major lefties, and Jared is most definitely a globalist.
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    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    I've never trusted him. Not even a little bit. But, I read somewhere that it was Ivanka that was behind Lewandowski being booted. Have no idea if it's true or not.
    Apart from fashion and the right for every American to have a nanny, it's probably safe to assume that Ivanka's positions are influenced by Jared.
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Apart from fashion and the right for every American to have a nanny, it's probably safe to assume that Ivanka's positions are influenced by Jared.
    Jared is smart. Just look how much cash he has.
    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Apart from fashion and the right for every American to have a nanny, it's probably safe to assume that Ivanka's positions are influenced by Jared.
    Oh yeah, I'm sure they are. The whole thing is sickening.
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    Jared is a NeoCon globalist just like his father in law.
    Freedom index

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    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    I only recently found out about the interesting husband of Ivanka Trump - Jared Kushner.
    See the following quote from another thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
    After Ivanka failed to catch the heir apparent of the Rothschild trillions, Nat Rothschild, she got the next best thing – Jared Kushner.

    IVANKA & KUSHNER – ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT
    The daughter of Ivanka Trump, who already had a West Wing Office in the White House, is now an official advisor to President Trump. Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner had already been appointed as a senior advisor to father-in-law Donald.
    The couple Kushner have a security clearance, but are “unpaid”.
    The Justice Department determined that this isn’t in violation of anti-nepotism laws. According to the state media this is actually better, because as official “advisors” the Kushners have to abide by federal ethics regulations.
    Since 1967, a federal anti-nepotism law prohibits executive branch officials from appointing their relatives to jobs.
    Trump is certainly not the first president to appoint close relatives. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s son James served as his secretary. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s son worked as assistant staff secretary in the White House. John F. Kennedy made his brother Robert attorney general and put his brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, in charge of the Peace Corps: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politic...-and-the-risks

    More recently President Bill Clinton let Hillary oversee his health care changes, but she didn’t get an official White House function.

    FINANCIAL TIES – BLACKSTONE, GOLDMAN SACHS, SOROS
    There are some concerns about the financial ties of the Trump administration.
    Last January, Jared Kushner stepped down from his management positions at Kushner Companies, a family-run real estate investment firm that has taken part in more than $7 billion of acquisitions over the past decade.
    Jared will remain a beneficiary of the business, through a series of trusts that own the various real estate companies. The worth of this estate and investment business is estimated at $740 million.
    Jared Kushner didn’t disclose information on his business partners or lenders to his projects. His real estate firm has borrowed money from amongst others: the Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Natixis bank (France), and Hapoalim (Israel’s largest bank).

    The CEO of the private equity giant Blackstone Group (one of the corporations of Baron Jacob Rothschild) Stephen A. Schwarzman, was made an economic adviser to Donald Trump and chairman of the “Strategic and Policy Forum”.
    Kushner is also partners in crime with BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager (I’m not sure about the details). BlackRock was founded in 1988 as part of the Blackstone Group. According to the state media BlackRock is independent from Blackstone since 1995. The founder and CEO of BlackRock is Larry Fink.

    Gary D. Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs, now heads the National Economic Council. Cohn’s net worth is valued between $253 million and $611 million, and his income last year was $77 million.
    Another White House official, Reed Cordish, who heads technology initiatives, accumulated assets valued at $424 million.
    The Trump’s administration is considered the wealthiest in American history, with according to Bloomberg members of his senior staff and cabinet worth an estimated $12 billion: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/u...show.html?_r=0

    Around the time Trump received the Republican nomination, Kushner’s firm began negotiating with the Chinese Anbang Insurance Group, with ties to some of the Communist Party’s leading families about a plan to invest billions of dollars in Kushner’s office tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
    After Donald Trump became the president elect, Anbang became even more determined to close the deal with Kushner.
    They ended the talks when the deal became too controversial after weeks of negative publicity. The building had already been rescued by other prominent companies, including: Carlyle and Zara (of multibillionaire Amancio Ortega): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/u...ness.html?_r=0

    The White House has acknowledged that Jared Kushner together with Michael T. Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, met the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, in late November or early December, 2016 in New York.
    The Russian ambassador is apparently quite popular amongst Trump’s partners in crime.

    The father of Jared, Charles Kushner, has been embroiled in a nasty family feud over how to distribute the business’s proceeds. At one time, Charles hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, videotaped the encounter and sent the footage to his sister.
    Charles pleaded guilty, and in 2005 was sentenced to 2 years in prison for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign donations.

    According to Forbes, the Kushner family is worth at least $1.8 billion.
    Jared’s brother, Joshua (Josh) Kushner, started his working career at… Goldman Sachs
    In 2015 Jared, Josh, and Ryan Williams (of Blackstone, who became Cadre’s CEO) founded the investment firm Cadre.
    The money came from Goldman Sachs and George Soros: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chloeso.../#4e66f6c12f42
    George Soros invested more than $250 million in Cadre: https://therealdeal.com/2017/01/27/g...startup-cadre/
    That’s the same George Soros that supported Hillary Clinton with campaign contributions and “criticising” Donald Trump, and who were together involved in a bankruptcy fraud involving the General Motors building in New York.
    Do NOT ever read my posts.
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    Waa waa waa! We were double crossed! The jooooze got ahold of our beautiful boy trump!!! That is YOUR BOY and this was posted before the election. The evidence was there.
    War; everything in the world wrong, evil and immoral combined into one and multiplied by millions.

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    Being married into the President's family has its rewards.



    Last edited by AZJoe; 04-21-2017 at 04:54 AM.
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    Default The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard

    https://www.propublica.org/article/t...e-into-harvard

    Nov. 18, 2016

    I would like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, “The Price of Admission.” I have never met or spoken with him, and it’s rare in this life to find such a selfless benefactor. Of course, I doubt he became Donald Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere merely to boost my lagging sales, but still, I’m thankful.

    My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their under-achieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5 million to Harvard University in 1998, not long before his son Jared was admitted to the prestigious Ivy League school. At the time, Harvard accepted about one of every nine applicants. (Nowadays, it only takes one out of twenty.)

    I also quoted administrators at Jared’s high school, who described him as a less than stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s decision.

    “There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,” a former official at The Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey, told me. “His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it. We thought for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted. It was a little bit disappointing because there were at the time other kids we thought should really get in on the merits, and they did not.”

    Risa Heller, a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies, said in an email Thursday that “the allegation” that Charles Kushner’s gift to Harvard was related to Jared’s admission “is and always has been false.” His parents, Charles and Seryl Kushner, “are enormously generous and have donated over 100 million dollars to universities, hospitals and other charitable causes. Jared Kushner was an excellent student in high school and graduated from Harvard with honors.” (About 90 percent of Jared’s 2003 class at Harvard also graduated with honors.)

    My Kushner discoveries were an offshoot of my research for a chapter on Harvard donors. Somebody had slipped me a document I had long coveted: the membership list of Harvard’s Committee on University Resources. The university wooed more than 400 of its biggest givers and most promising prospects by putting them on this committee and inviting them to campus periodically to be wined, dined, and subjected to lectures by eminent professors.

    My idea was to figure out how many children of these corporate titans, oil barons, money managers, lawyers, high-tech consultants and old-money heirs had gone to Harvard. A disproportionate tally might suggest that the university eased its standards for the offspring of wealthy backers.

    I began working through the list, poring over “Who’s Who in America” and Harvard class reunion reports for family information. Charles and Seryl Kushner were both on the committee. I had never heard of them, but their joint presence struck me as a sign that Harvard’s fundraising machine held the couple in especially fond regard.

    The clips showed that Charles Kushner’s empire encompassed 25,000 New Jersey apartments, along with extensive office, industrial and retail space and undeveloped land. Unlike most of his fellow committee members, though, Kushner was not a Harvard man. He had graduated from New York University. This eliminated the sentimental tug of the alma mater as a reason for him to give to Harvard, leaving another likely explanation: his children.

    Sure enough, his sons Jared and Joshua had both enrolled there.

    Charles Kushner differed from his peers on the committee in another way; he had a criminal record. Five years after Jared entered Harvard, the elder Kushner pleaded guilty in 2004 to tax violations, illegal campaign donations, and retaliating against a witness. (As it happens, the prosecutor in the case was Chris Christie, recently ousted as the head of Trump’s transition team.) Charles Kushner had hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, who was cooperating with federal authorities. Kushner then had a videotape of the tryst sent to his sister. He was sentenced to two years in federal prison.

    I completed my analysis, which justified my hunch. Of the 400-plus tycoons on Harvard’s list — which included people who were childless or too young to have college-age offspring — more than half had sent at least one child to the university.

    I also decided that the Kushner-Harvard relationship deserved special attention. Although the university often heralded big gifts in press releases or a bulletin called — in a classic example of fundraising wit, “Re:sources” — a search of these outlets came up empty. Harvard didn’t seem eager to be publicly associated with Charles Kushner.

    While looking into Kushner’s taxes, though, federal authorities had subpoenaed records of his charitable giving. I learned that in 1998, when Jared was attending The Frisch School and starting to look at colleges, his father had pledged $2.5 million to Harvard, to be paid in annual installments of $250,000. Charles Kushner also visited Neil Rudenstine, then Harvard president, and discussed funding a scholarship program for low- and middle-income students.

    I phoned a Harvard official, with whom I was on friendly terms. First I asked whether the gift played any role in Jared’s admission. “You know we don’t comment on individual applicants,” he said. When I pressed further, he hung up. We haven’t spoken since.

    At Harvard, Jared Kushner majored in government. Now the 35-year-old is poised to become the power behind the presidency. What he plans to do, and in what direction he and his father-in-law will lead the country, are far more important than his high school grades.
    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    Last edited by AZJoe; 04-24-2017 at 12:41 AM.
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