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North Korea 'sought diplomatic back channel through Jared Kushner'

North Korea 'sought diplomatic back channel through Jared Kushner'Jared Kushner was partly responsible for setting up a diplomatic back channel with North Korea that led to the Singapore summit. Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser was approached by an American businessman based in Singapore last year, the New York Times reported. Gabriel Schulze, whose family made a fortune in the mining business, told Mr Kushner that a highly placed North Korean official was seeking to speak with him to look into the possibility of a meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un. The approach came as tensions heightened between the two countries, and Mr Trump and Kim exchanged threats. Senior North Korean officials wanted to get in touch with Mr Kushner because of his family relationship to Mr Trump. Hidden trillions: What if North Korea’s economy opened up? They reportedly felt that, amid a rapid turnover of senior White House staff, Mr Kushner would continue to have influence with the president. Mr Kushner reported the possibility of a diplomatic back channel to Mike Pompeo, who was then the Director of the CIA, the New York Times reported. It might have been expected that Mr Kushner would tell the US State Department instead, but he did not have a good relationship with Rex Tillerson, then the Secretary of State. Mr Pompeo took the lead in negotiations with North Koreans and subsequently replaced Mr Tillerson as Secretary of State. The White House and the CIA declined to comment on Mr Kushner's role. Mr Schulze told the New York Times: "I do not discuss the nature of my business or personal relationships." Mr Kushner was also said to have been involved in the setting up a diplomatic back channel between Mr Trump's administration and China early in the presidency. Mr Kushner reportedly set up a diplomatic back channel through Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to Washington, which helped lead to Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, visiting Mr Trump at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida retreat in April last year. Meanwhile, it emerged that a former confidant of Mr Trump met with a Russian individual who offered "dirt" on Hillary Clinton for $ 2 million (£1.5 million). Roger Stone, the confidant, told the Washington Post he rejected the offer in May 2016, telling the Russian: "You don’t understand Donald Trump. He doesn’t pay for anything." It also emerged that the Russian had previously been an FBI informant. Mr Stone, who met the man at a restaurant in Florida, said he appeared to have been the target of an "FBI sting".



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Jared Kushner Received His Security Clearance: Reports

Jared Kushner Received His Security Clearance: ReportsJared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, now has



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Jared Kushner's Family Has Been Looking for Help With a Troubled Office Tower for Years. Qatar Might Bail Them Out

Jared Kushner's Family Has Been Looking for Help With a Troubled Office Tower for Years. Qatar Might Bail Them Out666 Fifth Avenue is over-leveraged



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This Jared Kushner-Backed Bill Could Be 2018's Last Shot At Federal Prison Reform

This Jared Kushner-Backed Bill Could Be 2018's Last Shot At Federal Prison ReformWASHINGTON ― A revamped bipartisan prison reform bill introduced this week



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Jared Kushner Under Investigation… by the White House?

Jared Kushner Under Investigation... by the White House?Rachel Maddow reports that while Trump struggles to assemble a legal team, Jared Kushner is keeping his busy, and now the White House is apparently also investigating him over loans made to his family company after meeting with him in the White House.



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The White House Is Probing $500 Million in Loans to Jared Kushner's Company

The White House Is Probing $  500 Million in Loans to Jared Kushner's CompanyOfficials have been looking into possible ethics or criminal law violations



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Retired 4-Star General: 'Simply Outrageous' That Jared Kushner Represents America

Retired 4-Star General: 'Simply Outrageous' That Jared Kushner Represents AmericaRetired four-star Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey did not mince his words on



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Helicopter Carrying Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Experienced Engine Failure Last Week

Helicopter Carrying Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Experienced Engine Failure Last WeekIvanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner were on a helicopter traveling from



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'This Is U.S.' Is All Tears With Ben, Jared And Sarah In 'SNL' Parody

'This Is U.S.' Is All Tears With Ben, Jared And Sarah In 'SNL' Parody“Saturday Night Live” couldn’t wait to do a “This Is Us” parody with guest host Sterling K. Brown, who plays grown triplet brother Randall Pearson on the hit NBC series.



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Senator Says Jared Kushner Must Go If He Shaped Foreign Policy To Aid Family Business

Senator Says Jared Kushner Must Go If He Shaped Foreign Policy To Aid Family BusinessSen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Sunday “if it’s true” that White House senior adviser Jared Kushner swayed U.S. foreign policy against Qatar for personal financial reasons, he “has to go.”



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