Shady deals may be an all-in-the-family affair for the Kushners. Of course, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner is a person of interest to the FBI. Then, Kushner’s sister used White House access and misused a visa program. Now, Kushner’s Uncle Murray is in hot water.
This month the Washington Post wrote that Jared’s sister Nicole Kushner Meyer was neck-deep in EB-5 visas and hinted-at Trump access. This was all available for the mere price of half a million dollars. Meyer hawked the visa’s during a presentation to wealthy Chinese investors. The deal brought cash to the Jared Kushner family company, Kushner Companies’ real estate projects. Her presentation also projected a gigantic portrait of Donald Trump on the screen as her background.
It gets worse. Bloomberg News wrote that Kushner’s Uncle Murray Kushner’s company the KRE Group got caught soliciting Chinese investors. Like Meyer, he misused the EB-5 visas. He integrated photographs of Donald Trump, the president’s top advisor Jared Kushner, and First Daughter Ivanka Trump.
According to Bloomberg, Murray Kushner’s spiel told potential investors:
‘Work hand-in-hand with Trump son-in-law Kushner. [Investing] $500,000 in the planned apartment tower at 235 Grand Street [helps] qualify for a U.S. resident visa through a program known as EB-5, aimed at attracting foreign funds to help develop neglected areas and promote jobs.’
It seems as if Donald Trump’s almost-extended family also has talent for shifting the blame. An KRE partner in this project faulted the Chinese marketing company Noah Visa. The partner claimed that the Chinese company created the presentation, but did not consult KRE. That sounds a bit incredulous.
The New York Times wrote that Donald Trump was irate about the Kushner Companies’ sales pitch to potential Chinese investors. Meyer included her brother’s involvement in the Trump administration as part of her presentation in Beijing and Shanghai. Plus, Jared Kushner does profit from Kushner Companies, and so does his sister. He has no relationship to KRE
Manager and part owner of Noah Visa Eric Yuan began by denying he used Jared’s photograph or name. However, links on the company Wechat account proved otherwise. Bloomberg reported that Yuan said:
‘The media did that to push hot topics; we didn’t do it. Jared has nothing to do with the project.’
Noah dropped the project promotion, not out of any sense of ethics, but for a lack interested investors
Once Kushner Companies and KRE were caught, they released a formal apology.
Check out this video about Jared’s rise to power below:
Featured Image: Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla.