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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:23 PM

'Tillerson "told Kushner that his interference had endangered the US"

Jared Kushner challenged on conflicts of interest by Trump aides, book claims

Revealed: Donald Trump’s son-in-law challenged by Rex Tillerson and Gary Cohn for mixing personal interests with US foreign policy


Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was confronted by two of the most senior US government officials for mixing his personal interests with US foreign policy, according to a new book.

Kushner, an envoy to the Middle East for his father-in-law, is said to have been robustly challenged by both Rex Tillerson, then secretary of state, and Gary Cohn, formerly Trump’s top economic adviser.

The confrontations are detailed in Kushner Inc by the journalist Vicky Ward, who also describes interference in foreign relations by Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump. The book is scheduled to be released on 19 March. A copy was obtained by the Guardian.

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Tillerson “told Kushner that his interference had endangered the US”, an unidentified Tillerson aide tells Ward. Tillerson is also said to have read negative “chatter” about himself in intelligence reports after Kushner belittled him to Kushner’s friend Mohammed bin Salman, the controversial Saudi crown prince.

Meanwhile, Cohn is said to have rebuked Kushner in January 2017 after it was revealed Kushner had dined with executives from the Chinese financial corporation Anbang, which was considering investing in the Kushner family’s troubled tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/13/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-conflicts-of-interest-rex-tillerson-gary-cohn

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Reply 'Tillerson "told Kushner that his interference had endangered the US" (Original post)
MelissaB Wednesday OP
MelissaB Wednesday #1
MelissaB Wednesday #2
Me. Wednesday #3
George II Wednesday #4
Ligyron Wednesday #6
Me. Wednesday #10
Hermit-The-Prog Wednesday #7
Poiuyt Wednesday #9
rickyhall Wednesday #11
AlexSFCA Wednesday #12
rickyhall Wednesday #13
Hekate Thursday #15
Maru Kitteh Friday #21
marble falls Wednesday #5
BadgerMom Wednesday #8
marble falls Thursday #16
UpInArms Thursday #18
trueblue2007 Wednesday #14
JudyM Thursday #17
UpInArms Thursday #19
JudyM Thursday #20

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:24 PM

1. More drama

“You’ve got to be crazy,” Cohn is said to have told Kushner in front of others. Kushner met the executives around the time he hosted Chinese government officials at the Fifth Avenue tower. The building was eventually refinanced by a Qatari-backed investment fund.

Ivanka Trump is reported to have interfered in telephone calls between her father and foreign dignitaries despite having overseas business interests. “Thanks so much for the CD you sent me,” she is quoted as having told an Indian leader by someone who heard the call. The Trump Organization owns several residential towers in India.
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Ward’s book portrays Kushner and Ivanka Trump as relentlessly ambitious operators who are loathed by many forced to work with them. She reports that White House staffers mocked Kushner as the “secretary of everything” for his wide-ranging meddling and derided Ivanka Trump’s team as Habi – “home of all bad ideas”.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:45 PM

2. Ivanka "thinks she's going to be president of the United States..."

For her part, Ivanka Trump is focused on cementing a Trump dynasty to rival the Kennedys and Bushes by becoming commander-in-chief herself one day, according to Ward. “She thinks she’s going to be president of the United States,” Cohn is quoted as saying.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:13 PM

3. They're All Seriously Delusional

Maybe they'll let her be pres of her cell block

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:52 PM

4. That was my thought - the only election she'll every win is prison yard trustee.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:05 PM

6. Some have noted that Trump may decide to ditch Pence should he run again.

And that he thinks a woman VP might be just the ticket. Nicki H. would be the logical choice but I wouldn't be terribly surprised if it was suggested that Trump's girlfriend Ivanka might be up for the job.

Let's hope those indictments in NY State snatch all the Trumps up and put an end to this greedy crime family.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:06 PM

10. Don't Know About The 'Trustee' Part

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:07 PM

7. that explains her Chinese voting machines

She expects to be the one who counts the votes.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:56 PM

9. Well she did get to sit in Putin's chair

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:19 PM

11. Is narcissism genetic or learned?

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:26 PM

12. I'm sure it's genetic in this case, too strong to be acquired

considering that trump himsef didn’t raise the kids, his housewives and nannies did.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:34 PM

13. Just like him

Why we inheritance taxes on the rich.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:39 AM

15. God spare us

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:51 AM

21. President princess daughter-wife?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:04 PM

5. And he waits this long to tell us.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:35 PM

8. My thought as well.

Tillerson and Cohn are businessmen, not politicians. Their futures would not be seriously jeopardized by standing up to the administration and the Republican establishment. If they have any patriotism, how could they fail to speak up and speak out?

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:06 AM

16. If you have enough money it doesn't matter if Trump or Obama is President. If you're poor ...

or middle class it makes a big difference.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:22 PM

18. You answered your own question

If they have any patriotism

The obvious answer is ... no, they posses none ... only greed and slavish devotion to their next million dollars

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:50 PM

14. Jared Kushner is a traitor

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:47 PM

17. If there's justice he'll have to pay back every dime of our tax dollars spent on his trips, etc.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:23 PM

19. And his security detail

eom

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:54 PM

20. Got that right. Grifters, all.

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