New York: Federal prosecutors approved subpoenas to Kushner Companies based on a report by AP that found the real estate company repeatedly filed forms with the New York City Department of Buildings claiming they owned no rent-controlled apartment units while actually possessing hundreds of such units. The false filings allowed Kushner Companies to raise rents and, in turn, sell those buildings at a great profit two years later.
Real estate empire the Kushner Companies has been served with a grand jury subpoena relating to paperwork practices dating to the period when White House Senior Advisor and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner served as CEO.
An Associated Press (AP) investigation last month revealed that the Kushner Companies repeatedly filed forms with the New York City Department of Buildings claiming they owned no rent-controlled units while actually possessing hundreds of such units in Queens, New York apartment buildings they purchased in 2015.
Those filings reportedly allowed the Kushner Companies to raise rents and, in turn, sell those buildings at a great profit two years later, at which point Jared was no longer at the company’s helm, but serving in the Trump administration alongside his wife, Ivanka Trump.
On Thursday, a grand jury serving under the auspices of federal prosecutors from the Brooklyn-based U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York approved subpoenas based on that AP report, demanding documentation as to how the allegedly false forms were prepared and by whom.
The subpoena was first reported in the Wall Street Journal Friday. “Kushner Companies has nothing to hide and is cooperating fully with all legitimate requests for information, including this subpoena,” a Kushner spokeswoman told the Journal.
“We believe that this subpoena, which has already been complied with, was issued based solely on an article that appeared in the press the day before it was issued,” the spokeswoman continued in reference to the AP investigation.
In response to the original AP reporting, the Kushner Companies denied all wrongdoing. “[I]f mistakes or violations are identified, corrective action is taken immediately,” they said in a statement, claiming the allegedly false filings were prepared by a third party.
Professor Gary Minden told a foreign student who was using an online translation system on a cell phone that the student should “learn English.” Students in the class were offended by the suggestion and Minden has been suspended. Political correctness has run amok.
Caroline Farrow, a British Catholic journalist, is being investigated by the police for “misgendering” someone in a tweet. She was contacted by authorities after making an appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” in which she engaged in a debate with a transgender activist last September.
Writer, Bob Moser, who was employed by the SPLC, published an article in the New Yorker exposing the SPLC as a fundraising scam. Moser says the SPLC’s business model centers around keeping its donors in constant fear using gimmicks such as “hate maps” and “hate lists.”
Israel’s foreign minister says that President Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is a strategic military area and also provides one-third of Israel’s fresh water. It also is rich in oil.
US Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) said the dismissal of two key investigators, Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad, at the start of March may be due to bias as they knew Christopher Steele, the author of the discredited dossier, was “desperate to stop Trump.”
This is not the end of Trump’s problems as federal and state prosecutors are pursuing other investigations that grew out of Mueller’s probe. The new investigations focus on Trump, his family business, his advisors and associates, and will not be limited to “Russian collusion”.
Heather MacDonald, author of ‘The Diversity Delusion,’ set the record straight about the hysteria over “white supremacy” in America that she says is a fabrication by leftists and is disproven by the statistics. She says there are the same number of reported “hate” crimes today as there were 10 years ago when there were 25 million fewer people in the US.
It is unclear how the new grant restrictions will be enforced, prompting concern from critics that research grants could be stripped from schools that oppose the views and goals of the federal government and the grant-giving agencies, and that research will be micromanaged.
Democrat Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who lost the governor’s race by less than half a percentage point, seeks to turn Florida blue by registering new voters, and is targeting 1.4 million former felons in line to have their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year.
Milan, Italy: A bus filled with 51 children from a middle school was set on fire by its driver, Ousseynou Sy, a man originally from Senegal but with Italian citizenship. This was done to seek revenge for the migrants who have drowned due to Italy’s blocking migrant boats.
The mass murder of Christians is being censored by Western media, because those who control mainstream media consider Christians to be an obstacle to “progress”. As a result, most Americans do not know that 4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons last year.
Nashville teachers report chaos and violence is overtaking their classrooms after following policies by the Obama administration to reduce the disproportionate number of suspensions for minority students, mostly by keeping kids in school who don’t deserve to be there.
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