Trump administration considered Sixers co-owner Josh Harris for a White House job
00:51, Mar 3, 2018
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Kushner resigned as chief executive of the family firm when he joined the White House last January and sold a small portion of his stake in the company to a trust controlled by his mother, the Times said.
Kushner's family business, Kushner Companies, approached Qatar several times, including last spring, about investing in its troubled flagship property at 666 Fifth Avenue in NY, but Qatar's sovereign wealth fund declined, NBC News said, citing two sources familiar with the discussions.
"Mr. Kushner has done more than what is expected of him in this process", attorney Abbe Lowell said in a statement provided to NPR.
Before Donald Trump became President, strong anti-nepotism and conflict-of-interest rules governed the White House, and Congress showed an interest in enforcing them.
This pattern of handing out government jobs like mints to loyal friends and relatives does not seem to upset millions of Americans who wanted "the swamp drained" because the president himself successfully campaigned on having no experience or qualifications for the most important job in the world.
Trump said last week he trusted Kelly to settle the dispute.
Kushner's interactions with various business and government leaders during his time as President Donald Trump's adviser have come under a microscope in recent days.
Trade policy, and the debate over steel and aluminum measures in particular, has been the subject of bitter infighting within the Trump administration. The next day, she said she is resigning. She's calling the video "cheesy" and says that "we don't think it's responsible".
NBC cited unnamed people familiar with Mueller's investigation, as well as witnesses who have been interviewed by Mueller's team. Kushner has continued in his role, focusing on domestic issues like prison reform and planning for upcoming political races.
The current trouble with Kushner revolves, as it long has, around his family real estate business, which launched him into adulthood with access to what appeared to be a vast fortune with contacts at the highest levels of business and society.
Kushner lost access to the most valued U.S. intelligence report, the President's Daily Brief, as the White House has imposed greater discipline on access to secrets, it was revealed Tuesday.
The SEC, which often makes such inquiries of financial firms, didn't respond immediately to a request for comment. 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.
Considering the example set by the President, who has ignored precedent by retaining attachments to his business interests (and their profits), Kushner's terrible judgment when it came to taking (and potentially using) his position seems like business as usual. "We're like a week away from Trump driving up to the White House in a Prius blasting the Hamilton soundtrack and wearing a t-shirt that says '#Resist'".
Hope Hicks leaving opens the door for John Kelly to bring in one of his own to run the White House communication department.
While the Dow and the S&P 500 managed to end the day in positive territory, the tech-heavy Nasdaq edged modestly lower. Market participants are still largely expecting the Fed to raise rates three times this year.
On the same day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the USA announcement as "a great day for the people of Israel". Last month, Vice President Mike Pence told the Israeli Parliament that the new embassy would open "before the end of next year".
Republicans now enjoy a 13 to 5 advantage in House seats in Pennsylvania, though the state is evenly divided politically. Asians make up 5 percent of Illinois' population, but at the time had no representation in the Legislature.
Wilson's late father was a life-long Yankees, so naturally, the QB grew up dreaming of one day dawning those famous pinstripes. Wilson will be here for about a week, but the Yankees have already stated that he won't play in a game.
VanVelzen said the fire department doesn't do anything in the low-lying areas unless someone calls for help. They were about to get on a city bus but a friend came by with a van and they left the area.
Sony will have their press announcement on Day 1 of the conference and it seems we'll have two exciting new handsets to check out. On the off chance that you were pondering, the Xperia XZ1 Compact gives us a 3.5mm audio jack on the top side.
This result and moreso, the nature of the game itself, therefore sends out a clear signal of intent from the Merseysiders. Mohamed Salah's brilliant Premier League season has now seen him snatch a record for his troubles.
On the specifications side of the fence, both devices will launch on Android 8.0, and will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 . These phones will officially be revealed on Sunday at MWC 2018, which is when we'll learn pricing and other details.
Over the weekend, a violent storm system with relentless rains and fierce winds attacked the southern and central parts of the US. We've had an extremely wet February with many places a good 5-6 inches above average as far as rainfall is concerned.
The motive of the arranged shooting is unconfirmed, but Carruth has said he was motivated by Adams' reluctance to get an abortion. His mother would still be here and I wouldn't be where I'm at. "I want the incident to never have happened at all".
Shahbaz Sharif elected un-opposed acting President of PML-N
According to the party's rules, the PML-N's CWC is supposed to elect an acting party head within a week of its chief's removal. The meeting has been summoned after the Supreme Court disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of the PML-N.
Kim Kardashian Shocks Fans With New Pink Hair Do On
Lawrence made headlines earlier this week for the "provocative" Versace dress she wore to the photo-call for the Red Sparrow film. After spending roughly seven months with ultra blonde tresses, she's clearly ready to go back to her roots, so to speak.
Kushner's clearance up to chief of staff Kelly
Trump has the option of simply granting a security clearance to Kushner, but officials wanted to avoid that option. Kelly a week ago set Friday as the deadline for adjudicating the cases of Kushner and others in clearance limbo.
Marvel does it again with "Black Panther"
Black Panther tells the story of T'Challa ( Chadwick Boseman ), newly crowned king of the mysterious African country of Wakanda. Black Panther had helped the Fantastic Four on several other occasions fighting villains like Doctor Doom and Psycho-Man.
Venezuela Launched A Cryptocurrency
Petróleo revealed that Maduro has ordered the country's state energy company, PDVSA, to close a few deals using the coin. Treasury Department has warned Venezuela that if the situation demands it may violate the sanctions levied a year ago .