Don’t Let Bill Barr and Ivanka Trump Visit the Reputation Laundromat

Trump’s enablers are trying to use the Jan. 6 committee to wash themselves clean.

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The Fractious Night That Began Trump’s Bid to Overturn the Election

Donald J. Trump’s advisers urged him not to declare victory on election night in 2020. He listened to the one who told him what he wanted to hear.

#giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #kushner-jared, #miller-jason-1975, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stepien-bill, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

Jan. 6 Committee Hearing: Heroes and Villains

Even some of the president’s closest allies knew his Big Lie was a lie. But it’s the Jan. 6 congressional committee bringing the truth to light.

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Jared and Ivanka, Without the Power or the Masks

In stark videotaped interviews, Ivanka Trump accepted the notion that there had been no fraud in the 2020 election. Jared Kushner complained that a White House counsel had been “whining.”

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How Jared Kushner Washed His Hands of Donald Trump Before Jan. 6

Mr. Kushner’s role in the final months of the Trump White House could come into sharp relief once the committee investigating the attack on the Capitol opens hearings.

#kushner-jared, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

House Panel Examining Jared Kushner Over Saudi Investment in New Firm

The House Oversight Committee is seeking documents related to the $2 billion investment by a Saudi fund in the private equity firm started by Mr. Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former adviser.

#affinity-partners, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #kushner-jared, #maloney-carolyn-b, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #public-investment-fund-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kushner’s and Mnuchin’s Quick Pivots to Business With the Gulf

Weeks before the Trump administration ended, Jared Kushner and Steven Mnuchin met with future investors on official trips to the Middle East.

#abraham-fund, #affinity-partners, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #kushner-jared, #liberty-strategic-capital, #middle-east, #mnuchin-steven-t, #presidential-election-of-2020, #private-equity, #sovereign-wealth-funds, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ginni Thomas Urged Arizona Lawmakers to Overturn Election

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote to legislators in a crucial swing state after the Trump campaign’s loss in 2020.

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Before Giving Billions to Jared Kushner, Saudi Investment Fund Had Big Doubts

Before it committed $2 billion to Mr. Kushner’s firm, Public Investment Fund officials questioned the justification for taking such a big risk.

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House Votes to Find Scavino and Navarro in Contempt in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The vote was mostly along party lines to recommend that the Justice Department charge Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino Jr. with criminal contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas.

#bannon-stephen-k, #kushner-jared, #navarro-peter, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #scavino-dan-jr-1976, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

Call Logs Underscore Trump’s Efforts to Sway Lawmakers on Jan. 6

New details from White House documents provided to the House panel investigating the Capitol assault show a 7-hour gap in records of calls made by the former president on the day of the riot.

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Ken Kurson, Kushner Ally Pardoned by Trump, Takes Plea Deal

Mr. Kurson, a former newspaper editor, was accused of cyberstalking his former wife both before and after their 2016 divorce.

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Seeking Backers for New Fund, Jared Kushner Turns to Middle East

Former President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law is trying to raise capital for his investment firm and is turning to a region that he dealt with extensively while in the White House.

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Trump Officials Illegally Campaigned While in Office, Watchdog Finds

Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and his chief of staff are among those accused of violating a law designed to prevent federal employees from abusing their power.

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White Tiger and Cheetah Furs: A Mess of Trump Gift Exchanges

Gift exchanges between U.S. and foreign leaders, a highly regulated process, devolved into sometimes risible shambles during the Trump administration.

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Stephanie Grisham’s Book Won’t Save Her From Her Sins

Telling the truth about the 45th president now doesn’t make up for enabling him then.

#books-and-literature, #grisham-stephanie, #ill-take-your-questions-now-what-i-saw-in-the-trump-white-house-book, #internal-sub-only, #kushner-jared, #milley-mark-a, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Stephanie Grisham’s Book Details Trump’s ‘Terrifying’ Temper

The former press secretary is reflective in her tell-all: “I should have spoken up more.”

#grisham-stephanie, #kushner-jared, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #trump-melania, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ken Kurson, Who Was Pardoned by Trump, Faces Charges in New York

Ken Kurson, the former editor of The New York Observer, has been charged with two felonies. Prosecutors said he installed spyware on his former wife’s computer in order to surveil her.

#kurson-ken, #kushner-jared, #manhattan-nyc, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

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Kushner’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Has Failed

There’s no ignoring the plight of the Palestinians. 

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Access, Influence and Pardons: How a Set of Allies Shaped Trump’s Choices

A loose collection of well-connected groups and individuals led by a pair of Orthodox Jewish organizations had striking success in winning clemency for white-collar criminals during the Trump presidency.

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Liberals Grow Impatient With Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

A recent endorsement of his Iran policy from Jared Kushner inflamed frustrations among Democratic allies calling for bolder action abroad.

#blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #kushner-jared, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcgurk-brett-h, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #national-security-council, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #rhodes-benjamin-j, #sanders-bernard, #united-states-international-relations

Liberals Grow Impatient With President Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

A recent endorsement of his Iran policy from Jared Kushner inflamed frustrations among Democratic allies calling for bolder action abroad.

#blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #kushner-jared, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcgurk-brett-h, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #national-security-council, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #rhodes-benjamin-j, #sanders-bernard, #united-states-international-relations

Joshua Kushner of Thrive Capital Is Still Investing

Joshua Kushner is steering his venture capital firm out from under the shadow of his older brother — and the Trump administration.

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Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, the Murderous Monarch

President Biden hasn’t pushed for real justice, but at least he’s not as obsequious as his predecessor.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #khashoggi-jamal, #kushner-jared, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump’s Banker at Deutsche Bank Was Ousted for a Real Estate Deal

New regulatory records show the bank found that Rosemary Vrablic had engaged in undisclosed investment activity involving a client.

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Biden Reinstates Aluminum Tariffs in One of His First Trade Moves

The move suggests the Biden administration may be inclined to maintain President Trump’s hefty tariffs, a decision that will please unions and progressives but disappoint manufacturers.

#aluminum, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #commerce-department, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kushner-jared, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #united-steelworkers-of-america

Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours

Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.

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Strong Views and ‘Close to the Boss’: How U.S. Envoy Reshaped a Conflict

David Friedman, President Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer-turned-ambassador, leaves his post having radically overhauled policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.

#diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #friedman-david-m-1958, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #kushner-jared, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #pompeo-mike, #tillerson-rex-w, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-bank

Trump Is Said to Have Discussed Pardoning Himself

The discussions occurred in recent weeks, and it was not clear whether he has brought it up since he incited supporters to march on the Capitol, where some stormed the site.

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‘Covid, Covid, Covid’: In Trump’s Final Chapter, a Failure to Rise to the Moment

As the U.S. confronted a new wave of infection and death through the summer and fall, the president’s approach to the pandemic came down to a single question: What would it mean for him?

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Behind Trump Clemency, a Case Study in Special Access

Philip Esformes was sentenced last year to 20 years for Medicare fraud. Then a well-connected organization supported by his family weighed in with the White House.

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Trump Gives Clemency to More Allies, Including Manafort, Stone and Charles Kushner

It was the second wave of pardons and commutations by the president in two days, showing his willingness to use his power aggressively on behalf of loyalists.

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Morocco Joins List of Arab Nations to Begin Normalizing Relations With Israel

Morocco follows Bahrain, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates in setting aside generations of hostilities toward the Jewish state, part of a major foreign policy effort of the Trump administration.

#kushner-jared, #peace-process, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Senate Rejects Attempted Blockade of Weapons Sale to U.A.E.

The Senate endorsed the Trump administration’s last-minute push to sell a $23 billion arms package including armed drones and stealth fighter jets to the Emirati military.

#arms-trade, #defense-and-military-forces, #kushner-jared, #murphy-christopher-scott, #otaiba-yousef-al, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Associates Said to Have Been Scrutinized in Suspected Pardon Scheme

A billionaire from San Francisco sought clemency for a psychologist convicted of monetary crimes. The Republican donor Elliott Broidy and a lawyer for Jared Kushner were enlisted.

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Who’ll Be Pardoned for What? Stephen Colbert Invites You to Guess

Colbert made a game out of the speculation about presidential pardons: “You have to match the person to their crime, and there are no wrong answers.”

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U.S. Hopes a Small Step in Easing a Mideast Rivalry Could Further Rattle Iran’s Economy

The Trump administration wants Saudi Arabia to open its airspace to Qatari flights that are currently paying millions of dollars to route over Iran.

#bahrain, #egypt, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #kushner-jared, #qatar, #qatar-airways, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #thani-tamim-bin-hamad-al, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

White House Weighs Pardon Blitz Before Trump’s Exit

Political allies and associates are starting to press for clemency as the president also considers extending his criminal justice overhaul by commuting lengthy sentences for other offenders.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #dershowitz-alan-m, #flynn-michael-t, #gates-richard-w-iii-1972, #kushner-jared, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #manafort-paul-j, #milken-michael-r, #papadopoulos-george-1987, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ivanka and Jared Look for a New Beginning As Their D.C. Days Dwindle

The end of President Trump’s time in office leaves his daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well-to-do refugees — but they appear to have plans in New Jersey.

#kushner-jared, #park-avenue-manhattan-ny, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Will Manhattan’s Elite Really Spurn Ivanka and Jared (and Their Money)?

The dispiriting truth of New York City: You can always eat lunch in this town again.

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Was It Worth It, Jared and Ivanka?

The glossiest grifters become Vuitton vagabonds.

#kushner-jared, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

Turkey’s Finance Minister Resigns Amid Pressures of Sliding Economy

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law, who is known for his ties to the Trump White House, said he was quitting as Turkey’s lira tumbles and its economy worsens.

#aksener-meral, #albayrak-berat, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #currency, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #foundation-for-defense-of-democracies, #halkbank, #istanbul-turkey, #kushner-jared, #turkey

To Trump, ‘the Polls That Matter’ Point to Victory. The Rest Are ‘Fake.’

President Trump’s blinkered view of 2020 polling has created something of an alternate universe, even as his campaign struggles to find the voters he needs in the data it has.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #kushner-jared, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Kushner, Employing Racist Stereotype, Questions if Black Americans ‘Want to Be Successful’

In a “Fox & Friends” interview, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser also criticized protesters as more concerned with what he called “virtue signaling” than in coming up with “solutions.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #kushner-jared, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Times Square Billboards With Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Stir Skirmish

The couple’s lawyer threatens to sue over scathing billboards that were put up by an anti-Trump group, the Lincoln Project.

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Ken Kurson, a Trump Family Ally, is Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge

Ken Kurson, a close friend of the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce.

#crime-and-criminals, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #kurson-ken, #kushner-jared, #new-york-observer, #stalking-crime, #trump-donald-j

Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits

As he raises questions about his opponent’s standing with China, President Trump’s taxes reveal details about his own activities there, including a previously unknown bank account.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #conflicts-of-interest, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #kushner-jared, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ruffin-phil, #senate, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-tower-manhattan-ny, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Donald Trump’s Unapologetic Corruption

Just call it the Trump swamp.

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For Trump, Defying Mideast Truisms Produced Breakthroughs and Backfires

Disregarding norms and accepted wisdom, President Trump went his own way in the Middle East and, in some cases, got what he wanted.

#islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kushner-jared, #middle-east, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #netanyahu-benjamin, #obama-barack, #palestinians, #pompeo-mike, #suleimani-qassim, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations