Jared Kushner Met Private Equity Firms In White House, Got Massive Loans

To say that it's been a rough week for presidential advisor Jared Kushner is an understatement. As president, Trump could grant Kushner a full security clearance on his own authority.

President Donald Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is now in charge of the American lead peace process for the Middle East, has had his security clearance downgraded out of fears that he may have been influenced by foreign nationals.

He has revised his security clearance form, called an SF-86, several times.

A top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to McGahn and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday asking for more information on the number of White House officials with interim clearances. The reason for that is because all documents simply labeled "secret" are so tame that they don't contain any content that has a chance of damaging national security.

Kushner divested from some, but not all, of his assets before he went to work in the Trump administration, turning some of them over to his brother, and to a trust that his mother oversees.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told Fox News on Tuesday that Kushner would remain focused on Middle East peace.

At the time of Porter's resignation, he access to White House information while operating on an interim security clearance.

His attorney told the AP that Kushner's ability to do his job won't be affected by any change to his clearance.

The nations included the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico, the Post reported, citing current and former USA officials familiar with intelligence reports on the matter.

In addition to participating in top level political dealings without a background in such affairs, the foreign agents identified Kushner's extensive global business holdings and debts as something that canbe used to motivate him on political decisions.

Deutsche Bank received a grand-jury subpoena from prosecutors for information regarding that loan around the same time, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Special counsel Robert Mueller 's team, who is looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, have asked questions about Kushner's interactions with potential foreign investors, the Times said.

Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, was repeatedly forced to amend his security application forms over the past year due to his worldwide dealings. The White House has repeatedly changed its timeline about who knew what and when about the allegations.

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.

Moving forward, it's up to President Trump to decide whether he holds on to the distraction that is Kushner given his familial connection.

"I've summarized what I see as the bottom line here, that Mr. Kushner's business interests not only aren't over, but business interests in which he is actively invested - where he is getting a personal benefit - have received notable, and in some cases remarkably large, cash infusions from people who have had business dealings with him as a White House official", Maddow concluded.


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