These are the kinds of things that have President Trump’s base howling in anguish: An unelected, Manhattan liberal, with ties to Goldman-Sachs and George Soros running the show, behind the scenes.
Jared Kushner, the son-in-law, as well as senior adviser to President Trump, failed to disclose a lot of information on his required documents for his new government position, it seems.
According to a new report, Kushner failed to report more than $1 billion in loans for a real estate startup.
The investment in the startup Cadre makes Kushner a partner with Goldman Sachs.
An attorney for Kushner told the newspaper that he disclosed his ties to BFPS Ventures LLC, which includes Cadre, though his forms did not specifically mention the startup.
The attorney said a revised disclosure will include the stake in Cadre once officials approve the form. Kushner founded the startup with his brother, Joshua, and another friend in 2014. George Soros, known for his Democratic fundraising, is another Cadre investor.
The disclosures also show that Kushner has ties to multiple foreign banks.
It would seem that none of this is unusual in the business world. When you make investments of this magnitude, there tend to be very few degrees of separation with other well-known, big money players.
When there is a potential that you’re carrying those connections into government positions, however, it’s a whole, new realm, taking on another level of importance, as this can affect the people.
That’s why there are ethical rules in place for government employees, and an office to oversee them.
Kushner removed himself from his role as CEO with his family business, Kushner Companies before taking the position (officially) as senior adviser to his father-in-law. It just seems as if there were some corners he tried to cut that may be causing him problems, now.