Just one day after Trump allowed John Kelly to revoke Jared Kushner’s temporary security clearance, a new story broke that just might mean Jared Kushner is staring prosecution in the face. The odd part here is that the story had to leak from somewhere. Did the White House leak this story, or did someone else?
Kushner’s real estate holdings are deep in debt and it certainly appears like he’s been trying to secure loans with investors through his position in the White House. The New York Times is reporting that one of the major loans he’s received was for $325 million.
The New York Times points out, Early last year, a private equity billionaire started paying regular visits to the White House.
Joshua Harris, a founder of Apollo Global Management, was advising Trump administration officials on infrastructure policy. During that period, he met on multiple occasions with Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, said three people familiar with the meetings. Among other things, the two men discussed a possible White House job for Mr. Harris.
The job never materialized, but in November, Apollo lent $184 million to Mr. Kushner’s family real estate firm, Kushner Companies. The loan was to refinance the mortgage on a Chicago skyscraper.
Even by the standards of Apollo, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, the previously unreported transaction with the Kushners was a big deal: It was triple the size of the average property loan made by Apollo’s real estate lending arm, securities filings show.
Here’s the kicker: If Mueller can connect these massive loans to political favors, that’s the end of the road for Kushner. Let’s not forget about Kushner’s multiple meetings with the Russian Ambassador and the head of the Russian bank, these meetings make even more sense now.
If the White House knew that this story was about to break, they knew it was best to try to force a resignation, hence the security clearance debacle.
You can finish reading the bombshell report here.