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Ask 'slumlord' Jared Kushner: Pelosi criticizes Trump's Baltimore comments

Ask 'slumlord' Jared Kushner: Pelosi criticizes Trump's Baltimore commentsThe House speaker and Baltimore native was referencing complaints about apartments and townhomes that the Kushner family real estate firm owns in the Baltimore area.



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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher to be ordered to hand over private emails and texts

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher to be ordered to hand over private emails and textsThe House Oversight Committee voted on Thursday to authorise a subpoena for all work-related texts and emails sent or received by White House officials on personal accounts, part of a long-running probe into whether senior administration aides have violated federal records laws by using private messaging services for official business.The 23-16 vote, divided along party lines, puts into the crosshairs President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, both of whom have admitted through an attorney to using personal accounts in the course of their work.The effort is also a turnabout of sorts for House Republican efforts in 2016 to highlight Hillary Clinton’s use of personal emails for her official work as secretary of state.“The committee has obtained direct evidence that multiple high-level White House officials have been violating the Presidential Records Act by using personal email accounts, text messaging services, and even encrypted applications for official business — and not preserving those records in compliance with federal law,” Elijah Cummings, chairman of the committee, said.“What we do not yet know is why these White House officials were attempting to conceal these communications.”The broad subpoena includes all communications — even messages that contained classified material — sent or received by White House employees, including employees in the National Security Council.It specifically names Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff.The committee first requested those messages in March 2017 under the Republican leadership of Jason Chaffetz, after reports that multiple White House officials, including Ivanka Trump, were using encrypted apps to conduct administration business.CNN reported in October that Mr Kushner had communicated with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia using WhatsApp, and a lawyer for Mr Kushner and Ivanka Trump confirmed to the committee in March that they both used private email accounts for White House business.The White House has not produced a single document in response, Mr Cummings said. The Presidential Records Act requires that nearly all communications with White House staff on official matters be preserved and that officials who use personal accounts either copy or forward an official account on all such messages.Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the panel, painted the efforts as a partisan attack on Donald Trump.“They are so desperate to get the President. They just can’t help themselves,” Mr Jordan wrote on Wednesday on Twitter.Just last month, Mr Jordan and two other Republicans called on the committee to renew its examination of Ms Clinton’s use of a private email server.Democrats on the committee slammed Republicans’ opposition to the authorisation and charged them with hypocrisy after Republicans demanded thousands of Ms Clinton’s private emails as part of the Benghazi investigation.Mr Trump made Clinton’s private email server a central line of attack in his 2016 campaign for president.“We received those documents, and I called for them to be made public,” Mr Cummings said. “Our approach today should not be different merely because Donald Trump is president.”Washington Post



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House Dems back subpoenas for Ivanka, Jared private emails

House Dems back subpoenas for Ivanka, Jared private emailsThe House Oversight Committee voted along party lines Thursday to authorize subpoenas for personal emails and texts used for official business by top White House aides, including Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel’s chairman, said the committee has obtained “direct evidence” that the president’s daughter, Kushner and other top aides were using personal accounts for official business in violation of federal law and White House policy. “What we do not yet know is why these White House officials were attempting to conceal these communications,” Cummings said, adding that the White House has refused to produce a single piece of paper this year in response to the investigation.



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Jared Kushner heading to the Middle East for talks

Jared Kushner heading to the Middle East for talksJared Kushner will return to the Middle East later this month as he pushes his controversial plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, a senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration said Sunday. “Kushner will travel to the region at the end of July for discussions to continue the momentum of the successful Bahrain workshop on the economic plan,” the official said on condition of anonymity.



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Jared Kushner Does Not 'Dispute' Saudis Behind Jamal Khashoggi's Death

Jared Kushner Does Not 'Dispute' Saudis Behind Jamal Khashoggi's DeathKushner said he urged the Crown Prince to “be as transparent as possible”



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Jared Kushner: Russia investigations 'more harmful' than 'a couple of Facebook ads'

Jared Kushner: Russia investigations 'more harmful' than 'a couple of Facebook ads'President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner believes the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election have had “a much harsher impact on our democracy” than the interference itself.



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Jared Kushner: Trump's son-in-law uses WhatsApp and personal email for official White House business, attorney says

Jared Kushner: Trump's son-in-law uses WhatsApp and personal email for official White House business, attorney saysJared Kushner uses private messaging apps and personal email to communicate about official Trump administration matters with foreign leaders – a violation of a laws governing White House records – a congressional committee has been told. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic congressman who heads the House of Representative’s oversight committee, said the lawyer of the president’s son-in-law.



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Hillary Clinton replied to AOC's take down of Jared Kushner and we all need a minute

Hillary Clinton replied to AOC's take down of Jared Kushner and we all need a minuteBrace yourself: AOC and Hillary Clinton have joined forces on Twitter to create a clapback so powerful that you may need to take a some deep breaths to compose yourself.It went down on Thursday night, when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a very straightforward "But his WhatsApp," after it was alleged that Jared Kushner had been communicating with foreign officials using WhatsApp. > But his WhatsApp t.co/kLO3ZHvdbO> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019Kushner's behavior is obviously problematic on any number of levels, not least of which is that his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, ran his campaign against Hillary Clinton almost exclusively on the charge that she'd used a private email server while she was secretary of state. Lock her up, etc. AOC's tweet was a twist on the well-worn "But her emails" meme, which pops up on political Twitter every time the Trump administration does something shady. So it was especially potent when Hillary herself replied to AOC's tweet with a succinctly satisfying, "Tell me about it."> Tell me about it.> > — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 22, 2019That's the stuff. Hillary is no dummy and no doubt knew this was exactly the kind of thing that AOC's sizable social media fanbase would go wild over. And, of course, AOC had the reaction that pretty much all of us had, which was to freak out in a reply tweet to Hill.> !!!> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019We can only hope that this exchange is the beginning of a long-lasting friendship between to the two Democratic icons — and that they exclusively communicate using the encrypted messaging app Signal so that none of us ever have to hear about it again.



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I vetted judges and senior Justice officials and never came across anyone like Jared Kushner

I vetted judges and senior Justice officials and never came across anyone like Jared KushnerTrump son-in-law got a top-secret security clearance despite intelligence community concerns. I was denied clearance for a blog post about hacking.



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Ivanka Trump denies president issued security clearances for her or husband Jared Kushner

Ivanka Trump denies president issued security clearances for her or husband Jared KushnerDonald Trump’s daughter, who serves as a senior adviser in the White House, denied on Friday that her father was involved in issuing security clearances for her or her husband, Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump made the remarks during an interview with ABC News host Abby Huntsman in an interview for The View. “There were anonymous leaks about there being issues,” Ms Trump said.



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