March 28, 2017

THE AMERICAN LePENS:

Russian banker who met with Jared Kushner has ties to Putin (Thomas Frank and Marshall Cohen, March 28, 2017, CNN)

The Russian banker who met with Jared Kushner in December has ties to the Russian government and was appointed to his job by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The meeting between Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and one of his closest advisers, and the chairman of a state-run Russian bank will likely be scrutinized by congressional investigators probing links between Trump associates and the Russian government.

Kushner met with Sergey Gorkov, the chairman VneshEconomBank, or VEB, in December 2016. The meeting raises additional questions because VEB has been under US sanctions for three years, and because Kushner has been trying to attract financing for a building project of his in Manhattan.

Posted by at March 28, 2017 6:11 AM

  

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