A new report by The Intercept revealed that Jared Kushner’s company tried to get Qatari government to finance its 666 Fifth Avenue luxury tower just a month before Donald Trump’s son-in-law backed a blockade on the Gulf kingdom.
According to sources in the finance industry who spoke with The Intercept, Kushner Cos. directly solicited investment from Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi for its 666 Fifth Avenue luxury tower back in April 2017.
Kushner Cos. spokeswoman Chris Taylor said that those claims were false and denied that any brokering attempts occurred.
“To be clear, we did not meet with anyone from the Qatari government to solicit sovereign funds for any of our projects,” Taylor said. “To suggest otherwise is inaccurate and false.”
What drew concern is that just one month after Kushner Cos. asked Qatar for money, Kushner and the White House supported a blockade of Qatar organized by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Kushner’s move was a clear message for Qatar, he was taking revenge after they denied to bail his family out of their increasing debt.
The entire report can be read HERE.