NY regulator asks Deutsche, other banks about Kushner loans

Kushner's Israeli business ties examined amid loss of security clearance

Kushner met with Apollo founder Joshua Harris in the White House multiple times a year ago and even discussed the possibility of a White House job for Harris, sources told the newspaper.

If the Kushners have nothing to hide, they certainly don't act like it; on February 9, Kushner Cos. filed a motion in federal court for a new venue for its Maryland apartment complex case in an attempt to avoid revealing the identities of the project's investors.

Kelly said he would not comment on anyone's specific security clearance situation, but that Kushner's role in the White House would not be diminished.

Kushner resigned as CEO of the real estate business in early January 2017, but he still retained some of his interest in the company.

It said Joshua Harris, a founder of Apollo, was advising Trump administration officials on infrastructure policy and held several meetings with Kushner.

Much of the outcry about Harris' relationship with Kushner has to do with conflict of interest (read the article for greater detail about the problems with Kushner and Harris' relationship while Kushner is a prominent White House official).

That loan was made in the spring of 2017, shortly after Kushner met in the White House with Citigroup's chief executive, Michael L. Corbat, according to people briefed on the meeting.

But things haven't been going well for Kushner of late - with his security clearance getting downgraded last week.

Church of the Holy Sepulcher closes in protest of new policies
I would not allow that the residents of Jerusalem would close this debt, " Barkat said as cited by the Jerusalem Post . But the Church remained closed as pilgrims from throughout the world approached to find the doors bolted closed.

Kushner's portfolio ranges from prison reform to Middle East negotiations.

White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as other White House officials, have had high-level interim security clearances downgraded pending completion of full-scale background checks, government officials said Tuesday.

It also comes as special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE probes alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling, including Kushner's role in the campaign. Kushner's firm has sought investments from the Chinese insurer Anbang and from the former prime minister of Qatar. At the time, the spokeswoman for Kushner Cos. said the firm "has cooperated and will continue to cooperate with any reasonable request for information".

Kushner's company, which he left to take his position in the White House previous year, is also being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, along with federal prosecutors in NY, over its use of a visa program used to attract foreign investment, according to Bloomberg. But there are at least 1.8 billion reasons why he might be compromised.

Kushner reportedly received a $325 million loan from Citigroup.

. The loan was used to refinance a Chicago skyscraper that is the Midwest headquarters for AT&T.

Both Apollo and Citigroup have also denied any impropriety.

Federal ethics regulations restrict government employees from participating in some matters that involve companies with which the official is seeking "a business, contractual or other financial relationship that involves other than a routine consumer transaction". And its executives, including Harris, had tens of millions of dollars personally at stake in the tax overhaul that was making its way through Washington previous year.

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