Don't look now, but Donald Trump is on the verge of accomplishing one of the biggest goals he endorsed during the 2016 presidential campaign. He promised he would debunk the notion that the Beltway crowd was capable of micromanaging the Mideast. Thanks to Saudi Arabia's recent conduct, we now have irrefutable proof of that thesis. The way Trump did so was brilliant. He named as his envoy to the Mideast a Jersey guy whose prior experience in diplomacy consisted of getting the Eatontown Township Committee to cooperate on his plan for remaking an aging mall his family owns there. Jared Kushner then went off to Riyadh to canoodle with new Saudi leader Mohammed bin Salman - "MBS" as he's known. The
Ari Emanuel, CEO of Endeavor, said Monday that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey was “very concerning,” but would not comment on whether it would cause him to reconsider Saudi Arabia’s investment in his company. Emanuel, speaking at the Mipcom content market in Cannes, where he received the Variety Vanguard Award, said: […]
When U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced her resignation, she gave a special shout-out to White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. “They do a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish more people knew about,” Haley said, complimenting the couple, “because we are a better country because they're in this administration.” Perhaps they're able to get so much done because of their dedication to transcendental meditation. The Daily Beast recently published a feature story on the benefits of the technique, which purports to help practitioners control anxiety, increase health — and even end war and help people fly. The First Family members may be two of its most famous adherents.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Saudi Arabia after the king denies any involvement in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Kashoggi.
President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has reportedly forged a close relationship with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman, and after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Washington Examiner offered a lengthy apology over the weekend after a story about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi included several unattributed full paragraphs of a different New York Times piece.
The New York Times says a tax loophole let him claim major losses on paper, even though his company didn't appear to lose money.
When your grandpa is the President of the United States, he has some pretty big toys to play with. So for grandson Joseph, what better way to spend his fifth birthday than seeing some of the things that make being President of the United States so much fun? Joseph is one of nine grandchildren Donald Trump has, and the son of Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who have had three children together. The children live in nearby Georgetown, a short distance away from the White House. But over the last couple of years 'going round to grandpas' has taken on a whole new meaning. Sitting in the Oval Office at the famous Resolute desk, Joseph was beaming while sitting President Trump's knee
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, likely paid little or no federal income taxes between 2009 and 2016, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing confidential financial documents.
Donald Trump once advertised an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as his greatest achievement-in-the-making, but like many of the president's negotiations, the Kushner-Greenblatt strategy is a one-sided bargain, writes Patrick Lawrence. Since the Palestinians have refused to negotiate, it will be an imposed plan entirely to Israel's advantage. Two, when the White House does announce its Mideast framework, it is unlikely to do much more than consolidate the status quo. “It'll be a cease-fire, not a peace plan, even if the United States and Israel could get Palestinians to go along,” Richard Falk, an international lawyer and longtime authority on the Mideast question, said in a recent conversation.