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Jared Kushner’s Vast Duties, and Visibility in White House, Shrink

Mr. Kelly disputed that in an interview on Friday. “There was honestly never a time when I contemplated getting rid of Jared and Ivanka,” Mr […]

Top Russian Official Tried to Broker ‘Backdoor’ Meeting Between Trump and Putin

These contacts were set against the backdrop of a sophisticated effort by Russia to hack Democratic computers, disseminate propaganda and undermine Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy. The latest disclosure about Mr. Torshin, who is a leading figure in Mr. Putin’s party, United Russia, shows the direct involvement of a high-ranking Russian official in the Kremlin’s outreach to the campaign.The overture to the Trump campaign was first reported by CNN. The New York Times confirmed new details, including Mr. […]

Kushner Used Personal Email Account for Government Business

He added: “These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal, rather than his White House, address. All nonpersonal emails were forwarded to his official address and all have been preserved in any event.”Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyThank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters.Two people who have exchanged emails with Mr. Kushner on his personal account said it was set up during the transition period, when he was stepping back from his real estate company and needed a new email address.A government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about Mr. Kushner’s email habits, said that unlike in the Clinton case, Mr. Kushner had not set up a private server to house the personal email account. While Mrs. Clinton used her personal account exclusively, the official said that Mr. Kushner does use his government account.Federal rules require that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the government record.Another person with knowledge of Mr. Kushner’s email use said that others in the administration, including Stephen K […]

Kushner Companies Said to Be Under Investigation Over Visa Program

In a statement, Kushner Companies’ general counsel, Emily Wolf, said the company was cooperating with the authorities.“EB-5 is a longstanding federal program that is frequently used by many large developers to raise funds and help create jobs,” Ms. Wolf said. […]

‘I Did Not Collude,’ Kushner Says After Meeting With Senate Investigators

In his prepared remarks to investigators, Mr. Kushner said he had been unaware that a June 2016 meeting he attended at Trump Tower was set up in the hope that a Russian lawyer would provide the Trump campaign with damaging information about Mrs. Clinton.OPEN DocumentDocument: Read Jared Kushner’s Prepared RemarksHe said he arrived at the meeting late and had been so uninterested in the discussion that he emailed his assistant to ask for her help escaping.Mr. Kushner, who gave his statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, said he went to the meeting at the request of the president’s eldest son, Donald J. Trump Jr. […]

Big German Bank, Key to Trump’s Finances, Faces New Scrutiny

It was not clear what information the bank might ultimately provide. Generally, the bank is seen as central to understanding Mr. Trump’s finances since it is the only major financial institution that continues to conduct sizable business with him. Deutsche Bank has also lent money to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and to his family real estate business.PhotoDonald J. Trump in 1996 at the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Two years later, he began a banking relationship with Deutsche Bank.Credit Chester Higgins Jr./The New York TimesAlthough Deutsche Bank recently landed in legal trouble for laundering money for Russian entities — paying more than $600 million in penalties to New York and British regulators — there is no indication of a Russian connection to Mr. […]

With Glare on Trump Children, Political Gets Personal for President

How The Times Connected the Dots A New York Times investigative reporter takes you through the twists and turns of uncovering the details of a secretive meeting. By midday Wednesday, the mercurial president was telling friends and advisers that he believed the situation had improved. “I think this is getting better,” he said to one group of aides, hours before he was set to take off for a trip to France to mark Bastille Day. The Trump family, friends said, always draws closer under intense pressure. But Mr. Trump bridles at the idea that his children, who have not spent years in the public spotlight like him, are now facing unrelenting scrutiny over what he believes to be a manufactured scandal by the news media. While Donald Trump Jr. has been on the firing line, the meeting with Ms […]