By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 1, 2018 at 11:37 am | UPDATED: September 1, 2018 at 11:48 am As the memorial service for Senator John McCain got underway Saturday, some viewers couldn’t help but express disbelief and anger that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were spotted among the mourners at Washington National Cathedral — after President Donald Trump was explicitly not invited. Had they been invited? It seems that the first daughter and her husband, both senior White House advisors, must have been. But their presence at the service was widely criticized by people on Twitter, making their names top trending topics as the event was underway Saturday morning. Criticism may have crossed party lines, with people, commenting on the coverage by the usually Trump-friendly Fox News, expressing distaste and even outrage at their attendance. Tone deaf and disrespectful as usual. — christine kling (@christineckling) … [Read more...] about Why were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at John McCain’s memorial service?
Phillip M. Bailey Louisville Courier Journal Published 6:42 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is endorsing new Kentucky polling numbers that show an overwhelming majority of Bluegrass voters want to overhaul the criminal justice system. The findings were touted by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and a bipartisan group behind the reforms during a conference call Thursday as a way to get Republican leaders and President Trump to move on a proposal before the midterm elections. "I think that the results of the poll really show this is not a red state issue or a blue state issue, this is a real issue that Americans want to see advance and they want to see the politicians in Washington make progress on," said Kushner, who was a last-minute addition to the call. The polling finds that 82 percent of Kentuckians believe the U.S. criminal justice system "needs significant improvements." Read this: Rand Paul's neighbor must stay away from senator and … [Read more...] about Rand Paul was talking prison reform when Jared Kushner jumped on the call
U.S. President Donald Trump and White House advisers are reportedly considering adding a prominent lawyer to the president’s personal legal team in preparation for possible impeachment and other congressional investigations likely to follow if Democrats retake the U.S. House after the midterms. Abbe Lowell, the current personal lawyer for Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, is the likely addition whom the president and his advisers have discussed bringing aboard, people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post. Lowell has represented Kushner in matters dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. A prominent white-collar criminal defense lawyer, Lowell is no stranger to political scandals and representing high-profile clients. Lowell did not immediately respond to Newsweek’s request for comment on whether he was in talks with the White House about joining Trump’s personal legal team. This report comes … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner Lawyer Could Be Recruited to Fight Donald Trump’s Impeachment: Report
U.S. Donald Trump President Donald Trump will not endorse a bipartisan proposal for prison and sentencing reform following a White House meeting on Thursday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to administrative sources with knowledge of the matter who told Axios and other media outlets. Kushner has pushed for prison reform for some time, while Sessions continues to take a hardline approach of seeking maximum sentences in cases the Justice Department prosecutes. The president previously backed the plan but will reportedly wait until after the midterm elections. The U.S. House passed the bill back in May, which would provide $50 million each year to the Bureau of Prisons for the next five years to fund education, drug treatment, job skills training and re-entry programs that help people transfer back into society. By using credits earned through the various programs, inmates would be able to serve a remaining portion of … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Rejects Jared Kushner’s Prison, Sentencing Reform Proposal Before Midterms
U.S. Protesters called first daughter Ivanka Trump “complicit” and told her and her husband Jared Kushner to “enjoy the mountain” as they passed through Jackson Hole, Wyoming, after speaking at an annual retreat for top Republican donors Monday, a video shows. Trump and Kushner, both senior White House advisers, headlined the retreat held by Speaker Paul Ryan, and took part in separate discussions directed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to Politico. Afterward, a group of protesters from JH Activate barraged Trump and Kushner with questions, as they walked to the Bridger Gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort along with Ryan. “Ivanka’s complicit!” a woman is heard shouting in a video obtained by the Jackson Hole News & Guide. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary 76 75 Best-Selling Albums … [Read more...] about ‘Ivanka’s Complicit!’: Protesters Tell First Daughter and Jared Kushner to ‘Enjoy the Mountain’