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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, stands to receive more than $400 million from a prominent Chinese company that is investing in the Kushners' marquee Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth Ave. The planned $4-billion transaction includes terms that some real estate experts consider unusually favorable for the Kushners. It provides them with both a sizable cash payout from Anbang Insurance Group for a property that has struggled financially and an equity stake in a new partnership ... The proposed partnership is seeking additional participants through a controversial federal program known as EB-5, which is intended for economically distressed neighborhoods and provides residency permits to major foreign investors.

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"At the very least, this raises serious questions about the appearance of a conflict that arises from the possibility that the Kushners are getting a sweetheart deal," said Larry Noble, general counsel at the Campaign Legal Center. "A classic way you influence people is by financially helping their family."

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Donald Trump and his whelps are Liars, and they are Thieves.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 03:36 PM | Reply

Kushner also recently ate at Sparks Steakhouse, where he was told, "Your money's no good here, Mr. Kushner."

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-13 03:50 PM | Reply

Nothing to see here, move along.

- Trump fuffers.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-13 04:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Bribery

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-03-13 05:36 PM | Reply

Gyna!

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-03-13 05:36 PM | Reply

Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth Ave

I couldn't think of a more fitting address for that POS.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-13 06:52 PM | Reply

Nothing to see here, move along.

Sincerely,

Trumpfuffers.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 07:17 AM | Reply

The Trump's are hateful people.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-14 09:19 AM | Reply

The Trump's get an extra $400 million and your wife gets to die of breast cancer because she has no longer has health insurance.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-14 09:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The Trumps get an extra $400 million and your wife gets to die of breast cancer because she has no longer has health insurance.
#9 | Posted by Zed

That's exactly what people voted for. Whether they realized it or not. Why would anyone be surprised when they get it?

#10 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-03-14 10:19 AM | Reply

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Thank god because emails.

- Trumpdolts.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 10:33 AM | Reply

The thing this article doesn't make completely clear is that Kushner is selling green cards.

#12 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-14 10:48 AM | Reply

Daddy War Trump. The buck stops here.

ALL the bucks.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-14 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This seems to be a case of the rich getting richer - what "Trump --------" fail to account for is that is the way of the world. The uber wealthy look out for each other regardless of their political leanings.

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-03-14 11:50 AM | Reply

At the closing, the buyers will bring a gift for the seller--a bottle of "Complicit for Men"...

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2017-03-14 12:33 PM | Reply

"China is the great abuser of the United States economically and we do nothing about it" - Donald 'Doing Something About It' Trump

FTA: An unusual consideration in the refinancing plan is the proposal to pay off a part of the mortgage known as a "hope note," which was for $115 million when Kushner Cos refinanced its debt in 2011. The loan, which was made by Barclays Plc and has since been sold off to investors, is now valued at more than $250 million because of compounded interest. But according to the deal documents, the Kushners will settle the debt for just $50 million.

Receive $400 million and get forgiven for $200 million in debt. Just your average business deal for a Trump.

#16 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-03-14 12:57 PM | Reply

America was sick and tired of being secretly run by billionaire plutocrat con men working behind the scenes to control our economy for their benefit.

So america ELECTED a billionaire plutocrat con man.

Because america is now officially stupid.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-14 01:22 PM | Reply

What people miss in this is that the only source of wealth is labor. When someone gets $400 million in a shady deal without doing any actual work, that means that A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE DID $400 MILLION WORTH OF WORK WITHOUT GETTING PAID A DIME.

#18 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-14 03:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Do a whole lot of work and not get paid?

Little D has left a long trail of small businesses on the verge of going out of business following that model. His presidency won't be any different.

#19 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 03:10 PM | Reply

America was sick and tired of being secretly run by billionaire plutocrat con men working behind the scenes to control our economy for their benefit.
#17 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

With Trump, it is neither secret nor behind the scenes.
That's the change we need!

#20 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-03-14 03:46 PM | Reply

Did you know that even as President Donald Trump promised to create jobs by following "two simple rules: Buy American and hire American" in his January inauguration speech, huge shipments of his daughter's line were reportedly on the way to the U.S. from China?

More than 53.5 tons of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, bags, and clothes were sailing to American ports in eight shipments "even as he spoke," according to customs receipts obtained by French news organization Agence France-Presse.

President Trump promised to bring more factory jobs to this country and accused China of stealing manufacturing work. But at least one shipment per business day of Ivanka Trump's shoes and other offerings continues to be sent from China, according to the AFP investigation, and the Global Times reported last month that a Chinese factory has already received an order for 10,000 Ivanka Trump shoes for next season.

In fact, "almost all of her goods are made overseas," according to the New York Times.

Huffington Post

#21 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-03-14 03:46 PM | Reply

Did you know that even as President Donald Trump promised to create jobs by following "two simple rules: Buy American and hire American" in his January inauguration speech, huge shipments of his daughter's line were reportedly on the way to the U.S. from China?

#21 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar

In trump's defense (and I cant believe I'm saying this) businessmen make their products whereever its cheapest.

Thinking we can protect american workers by convincing every businessman to lose money by doing the right thing and hiring american is a bad approach.

It's as dumb as saying we can protect the environment by convincing every american to switch to pay more for green energy and electric cars.

People act in their own self interest. If you want to make large scale change, you need POLICIES that make self-interest the same as the national interest.

Businessmen make their products overseas because our policies make that the most economical decision for them. If we had long ago engaged in trade protectionism then we could have saved a lot of jobs, but products would also cost a lot more. Trump was right in the campaign that the reason he makes his products overseas is because our leaders wrote policies that made that decision for him. He is now promising to engage in trade protectionism, but he's conning americans into thinking there wont be massive negative repercussions from it. And he's also dodging the underlying issue - that washington works for the rich, and the rich want to make their crap overseas so they can get richer from it. But why would a rich man fix a system that is broken in his favor?

All that being said, there is an inherent hypocrisy in trump saying to buy american when he makes his crap in china. "Do as I say not as I do."

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-14 03:56 PM | Reply

Now explain how Germans retain manufacturing, affordable goods and high pay. They don't let billionaires take all the advantages out of manufacturing goods by paying low wages overseas and selling for high prices when they import them into the U.S. Now they want a ridiculously low tax rate so they can repatriate all the billions they have been accumulating overseas. Our government is hardly responsible for this except in the sense that it allows it and that it very likely will, under Republican rule, give them that special tax rate so they can repatriate their profits without paying the normal taxes on them. The rich own our Congress so it is sort of ridiculous to pretend that it does much to prevent the outflow of jobs so that corporations can make higher profits or to prevent Americans from losing jobs.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-14 04:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Unions are how Germany does it. The workers have a seat at the table. they are not considered expendable components of a machine to be discarded at the first sign of wear

#24 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-14 04:54 PM | Reply

Cha Ching. You Trumpnuts are SUCKERS. Where's the outrage from the right, the calls for investigations into this obvious pay to play scheme? Oh, that's right, it's a Republican, not a Clinton. Jesus Christ you dolts are hypocritical brain dead window lickers, sitting around in a ----------- waiting for Twittler to MAGA and bring back them good coal jobs, Cuz Merica!

#25 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-03-15 02:52 AM | Reply

Why all Hate, he is business man. He can never change overnight, trumpkins voted for the king you got him. Enjoy with him for next 4 yrs. Nothing will change, just Trump family will become first trillionaire.

#26 | Posted by material07310 at 2017-03-15 10:45 AM | Reply

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