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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:48 PM

#BREAKING: Business Ties Between Kushner and Manafort Uncovered



https://t.co/zWe6He7Glc

In Hamptons House, a Link to Manafort and Jared Kushner’s Dad
by Andrew Martin
June 19, 2017

Jared Kushner was a junior at Harvard when an enterprising political operative was drawn into his family’s orbit. His name: Paul Manafort.

It was 2002, and, back then, few might have imagined that the two men’s worlds would intersect one day in the figure of Donald Trump.

But the Kushners and the Manaforts, it turns out, go way back -- at least when it comes to two of New York’s great obsessions: money and real estate.

Kushner, of course, is now the son-in-law and confidant of President Trump. Manafort is a big-time Republican strategist and Trump’s former campaign manager. Both have been pulled into the vortex of questions surrounding the administration and Russia.

But 15 years ago, when Trump was still running casinos, Manafort’s wife, Kathleen, received a mortgage on a 10-bedroom home in the Hamptons on Long Island. The $150,000 loan was made by NorCrown Bank, in Livingston, New Jersey, whose chairman was Kushner’s father, Charles, the patriarch of the family real estate empire and, at the time, a Democratic powerbroker in New Jersey.

NorCrown was acquired by Valley National Bancorp in 2005. Jared married Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, in 2009.

“Paul Manafort did not know Charles Kushner 15 years ago when this transaction occurred,” said Jason Maloni, a spokesman for the Manaforts. “He has never met or talked with him in his life. .....................

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L. Coyote Jun 19 OP
Leghorn21 Jun 19 #1
BigmanPigman Jun 19 #2
Amaryllis Jun 20 #3
OnDoutside Jun 20 #4
sarah FAILIN Jun 20 #5
PRETZEL Jun 20 #6
Wounded Bear Jun 20 #7

Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 05:06 PM

1. Well how bout dat...one big greedalicious "Family" - thanks for posting, L. eom

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 05:07 PM

2. This is going to be a LOOOOOOONG inverstigation!

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 12:24 PM

3. What a suprise. None of us could have guessed.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 12:54 PM

4. Throw this May 26 Bloomberg in there as well ...

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-26/when-the-feds-come-knocking-on-kushner-s-door


Kushner Faces Scrutiny in FBI's Russia Investigation

But the Washington Post also reported -- and this seems central and crucial as to why the president's son-in-law is a different sort of target here -- that the FBI is focusing on a series of conversations that Kushner had in December with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.

At the time, Kushner had already spent months trying to arrange fresh financing for a troubled building his family owns, 666 Fifth Avenue.

After one of those meetings, Kislyak arranged a meeting between Kushner and Sergey Gorkov, the powerful chief executive of a major Russian bank, Vnesheconombank, also known as VEB.

The U.S. had imposed financial sanctions on VEB because of Russian President Vladimir Putin's military incursions in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. (During this period the Russians were also meeting with Flynn, Trump's incoming national security adviser.)

VEB has close ties to the Kremlin, and Gorkov attended a training academy for members of Russia's security and intelligence services. A Trump spokeswoman has described Kushner's meetings with the Russians as routine, which they may have been given his role at the time as Trump's liaison to foreign powers.

But given the significance of 666 Fifth Avenue to Kushner and his family's fortunes, it's also possible that he saw the Russians as potential investors.


Add to that, we now know that Manafort met with Konstantin Kilimnik, a shadowy political operative who helped bring Viktor Yanukovych to the Ukrainian presidency and who is now under FBI investigation for allegedly communicating with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 U.S. campaign.

Kilimnik, a dual Russian-Ukrainian citizen, himself studied at the Russian military's main university for languages (GRU military intell). In the February 22 interview, Kilimnik denied any ties to Russian intelligence. But he said that he and Manafort spoke during the 2016 election "every couple months."

"I was briefing him on Ukraine," he said.

Manafort twice met Kilimnik at the Grand Havana Club ....which happens to reside at 666 Fifth Avenue !!!

https://www.rferl.org/a/paul-manafort-konstantin-kilimnik-trump-campaign-ukraine/28326123.html

Kilimnik has been boasting about his influencing the change to the Republican Party platform at the 2016 Convention.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 01:02 PM

5. 150k on a 10 bedroom house??

Doesn't make sense.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 01:04 PM

6. I dont' think there's a whole lot there

a $150k loan on a 10 bedroom home in the Hamptons sounds more like an equity loan at best.

Would not be suprising at all and wouldn't even rise to the level where a loan committee would be involved.

I think it would only be relevant if the loan was never paid off with no filing against the Manaforts.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 01:05 PM

7. Follow the money...

always seems to work.

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