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U.S. Politics FPP Draft-Topic 1
Javenka Roundup/Trump Family Corruption FPP
<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/17/donald-trump-jr-nepotism-sean-hannity-hunter-biden/">‘Your name is literally your dad’s full name’: Donald Trump Jr. slammed for attacking Hunter Biden over nepotism</a> (WaPo) "The Trumps, both top executives within the Trump Organization, say they stopped pursuing new foreign deals once their father became president, but they have continued to operate and promote family businesses overseas, the New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/11/us/politics/donald-trump-jr-eric-trump-business.html">reported</a> this month. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have also maintained their foreign business ties while serving as White House advisers, The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/13/media-needs-focus-real-corruption/">wrote</a>. On Monday, GQ <a href="https://www.gq.com/story/trump-kids-profit-presidency">published</a> a lengthy article titled, “How Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump Have Profited Off Their Dad’s Presidency,” which included golf course and real estate deals among the family’s sources of income."
Jennifer Rubin, WaPo Opinion: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/13/media-needs-focus-real-corruption/">The media needs to focus on the real corruption</a> "Hunter Biden is <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hunter-biden-will-step-down-from-board-of-chinese-firm-his-attorney-says/2019/10/13/38a45940-edba-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html">taking a step</a> that no other prospective presidential adult child in recent memory has undertaken. Moreover — and here is the most grossly underreported story of the Trump years — the Trump clan, even those working in the administration, continue to make a mint trading on their father’s name."
Dean Obeidallah, NBC Opinion: <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-criticizes-hunter-biden-house-democrats-should-be-investigating-his-ncna1066016">As Trump criticizes Hunter Biden, House Democrats should be investigating his daughter</a> Ivanka Trump’s actions have continued to be troubling, at the very least, when it comes to mixing personal business with her position in the White House.
Politico: <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/13/ivanka-trump-donors-1488704">Ivanka tells donors she got her moral compass from her dad</a> "Ivanka Trump‘s comment about the traits she inherited from her father echoed a similar comment she made at the Republican National Convention in 2016, when she <a href="https://time.com/4417579/republican-convention-ivanka-trump-transcript/">told</a> the audience: “My father taught my siblings and me the importance of positive values and a strong ethical compass.”"
Atlantic: <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/10/trump-dynasty/596674/">The Heir: Ivanka was always Trump’s favorite. But Don Jr. is emerging as his natural successor.</a> (via <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/opinion/donald-trump.html">Frank Bruni</a>)
Newsweek: <a href="https://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushner-trump-debt-ivanka-dc-1452672">Jared Kushner saw Trump presidency as 'chance to dig himself out of debt,' pushed Ivanka to move to D.C.</a>
Jim White, Emptywheel: <a href="https://www.emptywheel.net/2019/10/07/jared-kushners-pervasive-corruption-pops-up-in-surprising-ways/">Jared Kushner's Pervasive Corruption Pops Up in Surprising Ways</a> "The corruption of this situation is staggering in its brazenness."
NYMag: <A href=http://www.thecut.com/2019/08/what-will-ivanka-trump-do-after-she-leaves-the-white-house.html>Ivanka Aeternum—After the White House, she probably canʼt go back to the city that made her. So she has cannily devised another exit strategy.</a>
American Oversight: <a href=https://www.americanoversight.org/new-lawsuit-in-investigation-of-ivanka-trump-and-jared-kushners-use-of-military-transport>New Lawsuit In Investigation of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Use of Military Transport</a>
NBC: <a href=https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/watchdog-tells-democrats-he-can-t-probe-white-house-security-n1037486> Watchdog Tells Democrats He Can't Probe White House Security Clearances Until Trump Asks—Four top Senate Democrats responded by asking Trump himself to order an investigation into White House security clearances for Kushner, Ivanka and others.</a>
Bloomberg: <a href=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-25/subpoenas-for-ivanka-trump-kushner-records-approved-by-panel>House Panel Approves Subpoenas for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Records</a>
Independent: <a href=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/jared-kushner-trump-baltimore-apartments-rodents-mould-maggots-a9024826.html>Jared Kushner owns Baltimore apartments ‘infested’ with rodents, mould and maggots</a>
Politico: <a href=https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/25/white-house-private-communications-subpoena-1435114>House Dems Authorize Subpoenas For Senior White House Aides' Official Communications</a>—including senior adviser Jared Kushner’s WhatsApp communications with foreign officials, senior adviser Ivanka Trump’s use of a private email account to conduct official business
Time: <a href="https://time.com/5639861/trump-baltimore-rodent-tweets-kushner-apartments/">These Baltimore Residents Say Trump's 'Rodent' Tweets Ring True. They Live in Homes Owned by Jared Kushner's Family</a>
Chicago Sun-Times: <a href="https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/9/20799365/rod-blagojevich-stalled-clemency-jared-kushner-donald-trump-len-goodman">How did Blagojevich's clemency prospects get resurrected?</a> "It was Jared."
NYT: <a href"https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/us/politics/elliott-broidy-trump.html">How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game</a> "Elliott Broidy had the kind of past that might have given a more traditional White House reason to keep him at a distance: A wealthy businessman, he had <a href="https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/guilty-plea-in-new-york-pension-bribery-case/">pleaded guilty in 2009</a> to giving nearly $1 million in illegal gifts to New York State officials to help land a $250 million investment from the state’s pension fund. But on a fall day in 2017, Mr. Broidy was ushered into the West Wing. For about two hours, he met with a handful of the most powerful people on earth, including President Trump, his chief of staff, his national security adviser and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, discussing everything from personnel recommendations to the Republican Party’s finances."
From earlier this year: <a href=https://www.amazon.com/Kushner-Inc-Ambition-Corruption-Extraordinary/dp/1250185947>Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump</a> • <a href="https://www.npr.org/2019/03/19/704476264/kushner-inc-adds-little-to-the-canon-on-jared-and-ivanka">'Kushner, Inc.' Adds Little To The Canon On Jared And Ivanka</a> (NPR)
From Esquire in 2016: <a href="https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a47697/jared-kushner-trump-campaign/">Jared Kushner's Second Act</a> "And yet for all that Jared has helped Trump, there is a sense among Jared's friends and business associates that he sees the gold-plated vision of a Trump White House as the ultimate step in a carefully plotted ascent to redemption, one that began when his father's scandal tarnished the family name."