NY regulator asks Deutsche, other banks about Kushner loans
Mar 02, 2018, 03:07
New York's banking and insurance regulator has asked Deutsche Bank and two NY lenders for information related to their dealings with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a White House senior adviser, according to a person familiar with the investigation, but who is not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
"So that loan, $184 million, after these meetings at the White Wouse between the Apollo guy and Jared Kushner...they talk among other things about a potential job at the White House for the Apollo guy", Maddow noted.
One matter under investigation by the federal prosecutors involves a $285 million loan given to Kushner Cos.by Deutsche Bank one month before the 2016 presidential election, a time when Mr. Kushner was still chief executive of the real-estate firm, the Journal also has reported. $325 million last spring after CEO Michael Corbat met with Kushner in the White House, reportedly to discuss financial and trade policy.
Christine Taylor, a spokeswoman for Kushner Cos, said the company had not received a copy of any letter from the regulator.
"It makes an already hard situation all the more hard", said Mr Aaron David Miller, a former State Department Middle East negotiator and now a vice-president at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.
Kushner has been forced to repeatedly correct omissions in his "SF-86", the government-wide form used to apply for clearances, as well as his financial disclosure forms, which experts said could delay or even end his chances of earning a clearance through the normal process. "These types of inquiries appear to be harassment exclusively for political reasons".
At the same time, Kushner is the head of the Trump administration's effort to broker a deal between Israelis and Palestinians.
Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Kushner's lawyer Abbe Lowell, said Kushner has had no role in Kushner Cos since joining the government. White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has reportedly asked Kushner to explain meetings he has had with foreign officials without notifying the National Security Council.
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