"There is every expectation in the White House and among lawyers that are representing other people in Mueller's investigation that Jared Kushner has many, many strikes lining up against him in the Mueller investigation", added Bernstein, who has always been critical of the Trump administration. Among other things, the two men discussed a possible White House job for Harris. The outlet said Citigroup gave out an even larger loan last spring - $325 million. The loan was to refinance the mortgage on a Chicago skyscraper. Following the meeting Apollo, which is the world's largest private equity firm, lent $184 million to Kushner's family real estate firm, Kushner Companies. Kushner Cos. attorneys had argued that exposing the names would lead to "politically motivated" media coverage and "unfair sensationalism".
Kushner, who lost his security clearance to White House following reports that he breached the ethics rule, found himself in the middle of another controversy after the report alleged that Kushner met with the top heads of the lending firms at the White House a year ago, after which he received an exorbitant sum of loan to aid his company's business ventures.
Kushner's interim "top secret/sensitive compartmented information" clearance has been downgraded to "secret", a White House official told the Post. There is no evidence the meetings were about Kushner's finances, the Times reported, but the meetings raise significant ethics questions.
A spokesman for Kushner's lawyer, Peter Mirijanian, did not respond to multiple attempts to reach him as of press time.
Kushner resigned from Kushner Companies when he joined the Trump White House and put part of his stake into a trust, but he still has the majority of his interest in the company.
"Now obviously, there's important context here, in terms of what's going on with Jared Kushner and concerns about him in the White House", Maddow reminded. The agency is also requesting descriptions on how the banks processed Kushner's loans and whether the banks did any internal review of the Kushners and their companies, the person said. He said the loan "went through the firm's standard approval process".
Christine Taylor, a spokeswoman for Kushner Cos., said the company has not received a copy of the letter from the DFS. She said Citigroup negotiated the 2017 loan with Kushner Cos'. business partner, a real estate developer.
Kushner's complex business dealings in Israel and worldwide - some of which he divested from upon entering the White House - are raising questions about how he has been exposed to conflicts of interest. Kushner steers US policy in the Middle East, for example, but his family company continues to do deals with Israeli investors.
White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner takes his seat as USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (R) looks on before the start of a UN Security Council meeting concerning issues in the Middle East, at UN headquarters in New York City, Feb. 20, 2018.
It also comes as special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE probes alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling, including Kushner's role in the campaign. Kushner's firm has sought investments from the Chinese insurer Anbang and from the former prime minister of Qatar.
It also stated that information regarding the family members was also requested.
Kushner Companies has said in a statement that Jared Kushner's White House role had no impact on the company's financial relationships.
But he retained the vast majority of his interest in Kushner Cos. According to government financial disclosures from previous year, he has lines of credit at the three banks, among others.