Kushner Tried Giving WH Job To Executive Who Loaned Millions To His Real Estate Company: Report
A new report revealed that Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner allegedly tried to put a billionaire executive in the White House a year before he loaned tens and millions of dollars to his family-owned real estate company.
According to two sources familiar with the situation who spoke with The Guardian, Kushner tried to push for Apollo Global Management co-founder Joshua Harris to be considered for the position of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director.
Harris, who is a billionaire, withdrew his candidacy due to a difficulty disclosing his holdings in such a short time frame.
According to The New York Times, about a year after Kushner had considered him for the White House position, Harris’ investment firm loaned Kushner Cos. $184 million.
My latest: Joshua Harris of Apollo approached to be OMB director, in move supported by Kushner, a year before Apollo gave millions in loans to Kushner's family company https://t.co/jAHy31QomP
— Stephanie Kirchgaessner (@skirchy) April 9, 2018
Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, told the newspaper that Kushner “did not discuss any business concerning his former company in any meetings after he entered government, and he did not discuss the OMB or any position with him and did not (and could not) offer Josh Harris or anyone else the OMB position.”