President Donald Trump’s lead strategist and son-in-law failed to disclose more than 70 business assets on his security clearance form. He also omitted an assortment of debt totaling at least $1 billion, $300 million or more of which he is personally guaranteeing according to the Wall Street Journal.
“According to the disclosure, 77 assets were “inadvertently omitted” from Mr. Kushner’s earlier form and were added during what the form’s footnotes describe as the “ordinary review” process with the government ethics office. The updated form also provides additional information about 77 other assets, offering more detail about the structure of Mr. Kushner’s real estate assets. Mr. Kushner’s initial disclosure, released in March, hadn’t then been certified by the Office of Government Ethics.”
Mr. Kushner also failed to disclose, “loans totaling at least $1 billion, from more than 20 lenders to properties and companies he partly owned. He also has provided personal guarantees on more than $300 million of the debt,” according to an analysis provided by the Wall Street Journal.
In addition to his assets and liabilities, Mr. Kushner omitted more than 100 contacts with foreign parties prior to officially joining the White House. Mr. Kushner blamed his assistant for “inadvertently” submitting the security clearance application prior to its completion according to Yahoo News.
“The disclosure of the [Donald Trump, jr.] emails potentially has raised new questions about Kushner’s security clearance. He initially filed his SF-86 on Jan. 18, leaving out any mention of meetings with foreign government officials during the transition and the campaign. His lawyers have said this was inadvertent and that a member of his staff had prematurely hit the “send” button for the firm before it was completed. Within twelve hours, they have said, Kushner notified the FBI that he would make amendments and disclose his meetings with foreign officials.”
Mr. Kushner only corrected his security clearance form after reports were made public that he had contact with former Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Oct 28, 2017
So, the question that should be asked: To whom (whether one or many sources) does he owe the billion dollars to?
Oct 29, 2017
Maybe they can identify that staff member?
Oct 30, 2017
You ordinary people don't understand. Superior persons like Trump and his cabinet and other staff are beyond the rule of law. Laws must be obeyed by ordinary folk, but the superior beings of the Trump administration have no need to obey such nuisances.
Oct 31, 2017
Jared Kushner and Donald Trump are in debt to the Russians for a HUGE sum of money. The Trump Administration is a house of cards.
Nov 2, 2017
Walter77777 I think even if you are speaking with a voice of absurdity, most likely what we are seeing is what the truly stupid, arrogant, fools do when they are in over their collective heads, know dam well they are, know they set their house (our White House) afire, know that they have broken nearly every piece of china in the place, really are at a point of no return, but, still, those asses don't want to leave! The land owners are us. The land managers are the Congress. The exemplar of fairness, compassion, courage, national patriotism and other bolstering characteristics should come from the US President. After the fiasco last Fall, we had no chance to have a Congress full of citizen-centric representatives, and we don't have a President right now. We really don't have a government, either. All we have is the group memory of how our government is supposed to work for us. That may not be helpful right now, but it is hopeful.
Feb 18, 2018
YES YOU SAID IT WELL
Feb 18, 2018
I AM FLABBERGASTED AT HOW THEY. KEEP STANDING
Feb 21, 2018
Here’s The Plan. November 2018. WE SHOW UP. WE VOTE. We Remove and Replace as many of the US House Trump Republicans as possible creating a veto-proof non-Republican majority in the US House of Representatives. Simultaneously we Remove and Replace every single US Senator up for re-election ... all Trump Republicans ... that just voted yes on the Trump Tax Scam and are NOT doing the job that the Constitution requires them to do: support and defend the United States Constitution. Then ... 1/The new US Congress immediately begins Impeachment and Removal proceedings against Donald J.Trump. This will pave the way, in 2020, for a further cleansing of the Senate and the House of the remaining Trump Republicans that violate their sworn oath of office every single day. 2/ The new veto-proof Congress will responsibly undo or dramatically re-work the Trump Tax Scam that gives huge tax breaks to Trump and his fellow billionaires, a tax scam creating an unprecedented budget deficit that will require severe cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Children’s Healthcare, dramatically higher healthcare insurance premiums for millions of Americans and throw thirteen million other Americans off healthcare entirely. That’s the plan but it only works if we SHOW UP AND VOTE. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-photos/theintellectualist/news/6GdjaZMyhEiMsjg8kXmZVg/0Xq0A90fSke1wALrLCwEmg https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-photos/theintellectualist/news/6GdjaZMyhEiMsjg8kXmZVg/kHcidRgN4UGzK3QawVJoDA SHOW THE HELL UP AND VOTE.
Feb 21, 2018
It will do our country good to see this corrupted elitist go down. This and other things he has been playing around with while pretending to be providing a Security Clearance, are just play things that Mueller will improve upon in great detail. He and his wife both should be held accountable and then they will quickly flip on the President. These people are as stupid and arrogant as they are crooked and that is why they will get caught. That was the only reason Nixon got caught. If he was not of that ilk, he could have walked away from that and remained President.
Mar 20, 2018
You guys are all acting like he owes a billion to the mob or something. The debt is in companies and in properties. This is called leveraging money. Most likely the vast majority is secured by the assets the loans are for, or as in most businesses, available for cash flow in order to grow the businesses. People write articles with sensationalist headlines because they know the most people don't know how money actually works. There are all sorts of legal reasons why he didn't feel it was required to mention debts of companies that he might not even have a majority stake in. They'll figure it out I'm sure.