The Knives Are Out For Kushner: Loans With Deutsche Under Scrutiny By Regulator

The knives are out for Jared Kushner.

After losing his top secret security clearance and reportedly falling under intense scrutiny by Robert Mueller's probe, the New York Department of Financial Services has asked Deutsche Bank two local lenders for information about their dealings with Jared Kushner, the Kushner companies and his family, according to Bloomberg

Letters were sent by department superintendent Maria Vullo to Deutsche Bank, Signature Bank and New York Community Bank last week, said a person who had seen the letter which seeks a response by March 5. Vullo was appointed by New York's Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo.

The requested information is broad, and include the banks' processes for approving loans.

Vullo requested copies of emails and other communications between the Kushners and the banks related to financing requests that have been denied or are pending. She also asked whether the banks have conducted any internal reviews of the Kushners and their companies and the results of any such inquiries revealed.

The most detailed information about the Kushners’ finances can be found in their government disclosures. The couple had unsecured lines of credit of $5 million to $25 million each from Deutsche Bank, Signature Bank and New York Community Bank according to a late December filing. 

Deutsche Bank’s line of credit was extended to Kushner and his mother; lines from the other two banks were extended to Kushner and his father. Signature Bank also extended a secured line of credit to the couple of $1 million to $5 million, according to the disclosure. -Bloomberg

A spokeswoman for the Kushner Cos, Christine Taylor, said “We have not received a copy of any letter from the New York State Department of Financial Services," adding "Our company is a multi-billion enterprise that is extremely financially strong. Prior to our CEO voluntarily resigning to serve our country, we never had any type of inquiries. These type of inquiries appear to be harassment solely for political reasons.

Kushner's family business, the Kushner Companies, has had longstanding financial troubles related to 666 Fifth Avenue, "the most expensive building ever purchased", in New York City.

After Kushner bought the Fifth Avenue property in late 2006 for $1.8 billion - with zero skin in the game coming from Kushner, the building came under intense pressure during the financial crisis. Vornado Realty Trust stepped in with financing in exchange for a 49.5% stake in the building, which is now carrying over $1.4 billion in debt according to a March release by Vornado. 

The Kushner companies are also reportedly negotiating with Vornado to buy their stake back. 

While Jared has separated himself from his family's business and placed assets in a trust, he has fallen into the crosshairs of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Of interest are discussions between Kushner and Chinese investors during the transition, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Kushner met with executives of troubled Chinese conglomerate Anbang Insurance which was recently taken over by China's insurance regulator. Talks between Kushner and Anbang's chairman, Wu Xiaohui, broke down in March 2017, according to the New York Times

Also of interest to Mueller are Kushner's dealings with a Qatari investor over the 666 property, for which Kusher reportedly sought financing from former Prime Minister Jassim Al Thani, according to The Intercept. The discussion apparently went nowhere, similar to the Anbang deal.

Kushner in the crosshairs

Dovetailing off of the reports of Kushner's meetings to shore up his finances, the Washington Post reported this week that officials from at least four countries - China, Israel, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates have explored ways to manipulate Kushner by taking advantage of his "complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience." The story cited current and former US intelligence officials - and noted that it is unclear on whether the cited countries took any action. 

Meanwhile, the presidential son-in-law's security clearance was downgraded from "Top Secret/SCI-level" to "secret" this week, walling him off from the most sensitive information. 

Many had expected that Trump would grant Kushner a waiver, even though Trump himself said Friday that he would let Chief of Staff John Kelly decide if such an exception should be granted. In a statement issued last week, Kelly said that any changes to Kushner's security clearance wouldn't impact his ability to do his job:

"As I told Jared days ago, I have full confidence in his ability to continue performing his duties in his foreign policy portfolio including overseeing our Israeli-Palestinian peace effort and serving as an integral part of our relationship with Mexico," Kelly said in the statement.

At the end of the day, unless Kushner or his company broke the law, it appears that this entire exercise is meant to embarrass the president's son-in-law over his troubled 666 property. 


gatorengineer Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:26 Permalink

Kushner is absolute scum, but how come he gets the treatment and not the clinton foundation..... .yeah I know but how in your face are they going to get... wait dont answer that

NumbersUsa giovanni_f Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:08 Permalink

Trump’s Jewish Agenda

January 7, 2018


Trump, the first US President with two Jewish children, beholden to the money power of the US establishment (i.e., Jewish money) that supported his presidential bid (or bought the presidency for him), is making the Israeli dream of stealing Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine a reality; especially since he owes Jewish investment banks hundreds of millions of dollars, which can be easily written off the books if certain conditions are met.

“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said.

In one fell swoop, Donald Trump overturned decades of international consensus and laws. He also ignored recorded history: Jerusalem was NEVERthe capital of even ancient Israel.

Furthermore, he constantly and nonchalantly overlooks the fact that Israel today is an inhumane, apartheid country that uses its carte blanche from the US to do as it pleases in the Middle East. It oppresses the Palestinians, treats them like caged animals, and spreads chaos in the region regardless of how it affects the peace of the world.

The reason is because the Jews control the Federal Reserve, the real center of power in the United States or the money power of the establishment (i.e., Jewish money). In turn, the Fed wags every other financial institution in America, and consequently ends up being the root cause of all of America’s economic ills.

Trump’s Jewish Entourage

Not even Trump, who supposedly wants to “make America great again,” dares mention the need to dismantle the Fed. Worse, he drools every time he talks about Apartheid Israel, not unlike every other American politician.

The anti-Christ spirit of hate thy neighbor, which revs up the engine of the state of Israel and that of its Prime Minister, seems to fire up Trump’s motor as well with his loathing of immigrants, especially of his Mexican neighbors. He and Netanyahu are two peas in a pod – both arrogant, haughty, and supercilious narcissists.

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

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NumbersUsa are we there yet Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:21 Permalink

The whole Russia thing is a total ruse of the jews to keep the goy always chasing their own tails while they maintain their deceitful, usuristic & murderous practices, and pass laws to prevent you from intervening in their goal of total control of all.

The jew supremacist want your free speech, they want your money, they want your kids for their pedophilia, they want your guns, and they want your soul- They will stop at nothing to get it-Period.

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new game Consuelo Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:52 Permalink

back door attack. the in laws, the sacred family structure. eventually trump is going down.

they will stop at nothing. they already committed treasonous crimes. all the righteous types just don't get it, they are being played

to heighten the drama and division.. they don't give a shit.  they are the majority within top to bottom- trump is fighting a completely stacked deck of swamp cards. they have no fear of the law. look at every step they have taken. look at the reactions. deflection, non-action. behind the scenes  the deals have been made-they will take down trump.


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Rex Andrus new game Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:59 Permalink

Drain the Beltway start at your state capitol

If any dirt is found it wasn't an issue worthy of the integrity of the FBI before Kushner gained political office. So the FBI is only discrediting their felonious selves, past and politicized, craven present.

Remember WACO. Remember Ruby Ridge. Remember 911. Remember Lynch. Remember DACA. Remember Obama stealing from Freddie and Fannie. Remember all the government assistance programs you are paying for, that you are not eligible for because of the color of your skin, that you had no say in. Nice work, FBI.

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curbjob gatorengineer Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:42 Permalink

"Kushner is absolute scum, but how come he gets the treatment and not the clinton foundation..... .yeah I know but how in your face are they going to get... wait dont answer that"

a) 'Cos republicans control the House, Senate and Executive office  ?

b) Because most of the members of the  FBI,  Secret Service and NSA vote republican ??

.. or c) could it be that there's actual hard evidence that Kushner is so buried under a mountain of debt that  his lender of last (and only) resort was not FDIC approved ???

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aliens is here Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:28 Permalink

Well, I have no love for the JOO but let's just say the people within the gov't are picking Trump's people off one by one and pretty soon there will be no one left but Pence and he'll take over the presidency as planned.

guru69 aliens is here Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:52 Permalink

Don't think that's in the plan.  It's well known that Pence is defective (he's Christian).  Kushner is scum and it really doesn't matter what his faith is.  All faiths/non faiths have their villains.  Jews have an advantage:  We're smarter and inherently superior to the rest of you that believe in false sky gods.

As far as your love for people, go back to sodomizing your sister, racist hillbilly scum.

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swmnguy guru69 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:29 Permalink

I hear Pence is Christian but I can't opine on that and I really don't care.  I do think from the totality of things I've heard him say that he's out of his fucking mind.  I may be a non-Theist, but I can and do trust myself around women not-my-wife.  Pence doesn't.  That should warn anybody regarding his frame of mind.

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Moving and Grooving swmnguy Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:24 Permalink

'I can and do trust myself around women not-my-wife'


Sure, as does Pence, I'm sure. The diff might be that all male public figures are vulnerable to spurious allegations, and lately women have been particularly assertive.


My take is that without actually saying it, Pence and many other men are saying they can't / don't trust the ladies they may encounter, ones with a reputation or maybe just unknown to them. Leaving the door open, or occasionally having someone else in the room, is a sensible solution, and always has been. I know of quite a few times this problem has been dealt with this way by sensible men and women.



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pluto the dog guru69 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:50 Permalink

jews not smarter - high iq whites soar above high iq jews. jews work together and they have structured plans. also they break rules ie dont follow white societal codes. their goals diverge from whites but all the while they proclaim we are all on the same page. wrong. thats a fallacy they employ to further their own aims and blunt critical examination of their conduct. those elements are the keys to their ascendancy

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Expat Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:30 Permalink

It's soooo unfair.  They are only going after him because he's a scumbag, a liar, a fraud, and a dickhead.  This is NOT how America works. We don't investigate our scumbag criminals, we elect them to the Presidency!

Jared 2020!

z530 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:32 Permalink

I like how they're approaching this from the State side so that Trump can't pardon his ass when they nail him. He clearly didn't go to the Clinton school of Bribery to learn how to grease the right people. Maybe he needs to sacrifice a child to Moloch to appease the Gods?