What We Need to Know About Jared Kushner
At age 36, Jared Kushner is a member of a billionaire family and Senior Advisor to his father-in-law, unelected President Donald Trump.
He is in charge of Trump's new White House Office of American Innovation (OAI) which is officially responsible for making "recommendations to the President on policies and plans that improve Government operations and services, improve the quality of life for Americans now and in the future, and spur job creation."
In reality, the OAI has been likened to a SWAT team made up of corporate criminals who are dismantling and taking over the federal government.
As the most influential advisor to the most powerful man on Earth, it is important to understand who Kushner is and what Americans and the rest of the world can expect from him.
Jared's father is Charles Kushner, a wealthy and influential Jewish New Jersey real estate investor who was sent to prison in 2005 for two years for illegal campaign contributions to Democrats, tax evasion, and witness tampering by Republican Chris Christie, who was New Jersey's Attorney General at the time and later became Governor.
Like Donald Trump, the true source of the Kushner family wealth is not entirely transparent. And like Trump, much of their real estate empire is founded on borrowed money.
It isn't actually easy to become a real estate billionaire in today's economy unless one has shadowy backers or is engaged in illicit activity.
Kushners and China
The Kushners made part of their fortune by taking money from wealthy Chinese who needed to invest to obtain a green card under the EB-5 immigration program that allows foreigners to essentially buy their way into the U.S.
The EB-5 program is used extensively by China and to a lesser extent by Russia to funnel money and agents into the U.S. to buy strategic assets, put intelligence agents and operatives into position and gain influence over key people in government and business.
Seto Bagdoyan, who monitors the program at the Government Accountability Office, said of the EB-5 program in an interview with CBS News, "You just want to buy a green card … and you otherwise may not be qualified. You have a criminal background, you're linked to foreign intelligence services, you may be laundering dirty money."
The Chinese influence is apparent in the Kushners. During his campaign, Trump vowed to push back China and hold it accountable for damage to the U.S. economy, but since taking office he has become very pro-china and backed down on his campaign promises.
Jared Kushner maintains close ties with Chinese state councilor Yang Jiechi and Ambassador Cui Tiankai. After the election they held meetings with Trump's team in Kushner’s office in Trump Tower.
While a favorable relationship with China is important, it is also important that America protect itself from China.
Americans should not forget that China is fully engaged in a 100 year plan to dominate the world by 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.
China's play-book is Sun Tzu's The Art of War and its intentions can be seen by its actions.
At present, under Jared Kushner's influence, the Trump administration is helping China to further its goal of global domination.
Jared Kushner and Russia
Trump and his former and current staff are suspected of working with Russia to influence the U.S. Presidential election and being under the continued influence of Russia.
According to the FBI, back in December, Jared Kushner met with Sergey Gorkov, Russian intelligence asset and head of Russia's national investment bank, Vnesheconombank (VEB). VEB has been instrumental in helping Russia cope with U.S. sanctions by finding alternate sources of foreign capital.
Gorkov is close to Putin and a graduate of the FSB Academy, the Russian intelligence school for training spies and key members of Putin's enforcement operations.
The White House and VEB both claim that the meeting occurred at a private banking "road show" but won't disclose the location of the meeting or the specific date in December.
Given Trump's close business ties to Russian Oligarchs and Mafia, the number of back-channel contacts his staff and associates have had with Russians is cause for alarm.
It was improper for Kushner to meet with Gorkov outside of official channels. Whether he did so out of ignorance or as part of a greater treasonous conspiracy remains to be discovered.
Jared Kushner promotes himself as a big-project international property developer and now arms-dealer whose skills in deal-making may outshine those touted by his father-in-law and his father. What most Americans don't know about him is that many of his tenants feel that he is a predatory Slum-lord who takes advantage of the poor.
One ugly story about this involves a development in Essex, a Baltimore suburb, known as the Townhouse on High Seas Court, in the Cove Village Development.
Kamiia Warren, a woman who had lived there since 2004, had managed to make the payments there for many years using a Section 8 voucher, a U.S. government low-income subsidy that helped her pay the rent. She had enjoyed living there for many years with no problems, but over time her next-door neighbor had become a problem for Warren. The neighbor had begun bothering visitors coming to see Warren. The neighbor also yelled during the day and banged on walls during the night, adjacent to where Warren’s third child slept.
Warren had reported the issue to her development’s property manager, Sawyer Realty Holdings, asking for help. Nothing seemed to change. Eventually, in late 2009, she gave formal notice that she was moving out of the complex, providing a form that the property’s on-site manager signed off as saying that the tenant gave proper notice according to her lease. Making sure all was properly in place, she also filed appropriate paperwork notifying that she was transferring that Section 8 voucher to her new location.
Three years later Warren was notified she was being sued for over three thousand dollars by the owner of Cove Village. The grounds were that she had left in advance of her lease’s expiration, in spite of the written permission she had received from the on-site property manager there. The notice also came from a different company than she was expecting: JK2 Westminster, LLC.
Like many who are poor, Warren first ignored the summons to appear, feeling she was in her rights to all involved and not be able to juggle both coming to court, raising her three children as a single mother, and working on a bachelor’s degree. That decision eventually cost her dearly. When Warren finally appeared, because she could not produce a copy of the form the manager had signed, the court sided against her and provided a total judgment of around $5,000, including court costs, attorney’s fees and interest on the debt. She was ruined.
The company involved, JK2 Westminster, later was discovered to be a subsidiary of Kushner Companies, a very large New York real-estate firm. The person running it was and is none other than President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Warren was eventually able to get the written copy of the housing form giving her permission to leave but the court wouldn't allow her to reopen the case to reverse the judgment and she was still on the hook for nearly $5k that she didn't owe and couldn't afford to pay.
The development involved in Warren’s case was just
one of many like it that Kushner Companies owns. Although Kushner Companies is better known for a number of glamorous investments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and now on an international scale, in 2011 Kushner’s enterprise began expanding into lower-quality but still profitable investments, to capitalize on depressed prices after the recent recession which began back in 2008. These started with a major purchase in 2011 of 4,681 units of what are called “distress-ridden, Class B” apartment complexes. The company bought another 1,700 multifamily units under similar distressed circumstances later that year. Then in August 2012 his company swallowed up 5,500 multifamily units in and around Baltimore, followed by a purchase of three more such rental complexes two years after.
According to an WUNC Public Radio interview with Alec Macgillis of Prorepublica on the matter, after buying these lower-end rental properties, Kushner Companies began looking for a way to make even more money on their acquisitions. They had systematically “gone back through the records looking for any former tenants that they could possibly go after for more money — anyone who had broken a lease or owed back rent when they had left, even if it was two or three years earlier”. Kamiia Warren was one of those who was caught up in that “claw-back”, according to Macgillis.
In a public interview about these acquisitions, Kushner openly patted himself on the back for the wisdom of making these purchases. He spoke of this category of investment as being “the most resilient investment class”, and that although “it has a lot of construction and a lot of evictions”, in the end the investment’s outcome has been “phenomenal”.
For Kamiia Warren and hundreds of others like her, the outcome was far less profitable.
For Kushner Companies and Jared Kushner, on the other hand, this is apparently just “another day at the office” and part of the way the organization makes money on the backs of the poor and underprivileged. Maryland’s District Court System apparently shows over 500 cases there for other lawsuits on behalf of JK2 Westminster.
Kushner preys upon his tenants in other ways as well. A tenants organization issued a statement saying that Kushner “has converted scores of affordable rent-regulated apartments into luxury housing that rents for $3,000–$5,000 per month” and in the process has repeatedly “faced allegations of harassment and lack of essential services.” The way it works is that Kushner would make his rent-controlled properties unlivable in order to force people to move out so that he could re- model the units and greatly increase the rent, which is of course illegal and predatory and shows that he cares only about getting richer and not for people or obeying the law.
666 Fifth Avenue & Kushner's Religious Beliefs
For some reason, the Kushners felt that they had to own the building at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City for their business headquarters and they were willing to pay $1.8 billion to make it theirs. It was reportedly the most ever paid for an office building in the United States. The building had previously sold for $518 million in 2000.
Because they overpaid so much, the purchase put a severe financial strain on the Kushners until they were able to sell portions of the building to reduce their loan payments.
Previous occupants of the building include Lucent. The company name was derived form Lucifer and Lucent sold a software program they called Inferno.
While the building's address may be irrelevant, it could also be significant.
Jared Kushner's Jewish religion is an important part of his life and his culture and so it is important to the understanding of his motivations.
A very important part of Judaism is numerology.
Jared Kushner is an active supporter of the ChabadLubavitch chasidic movement (Chabad), a Ashkenazi orthodoxy founded in Russia in 1775.
To Christians, the number 666 is the sign of the devil. To Jews, the number 666 is something else.
According to the web site Asktherabbi.org, "the number 666 contains hidden within it exalted and lofty messianic potential."
The site goes on with, "The number 666 could thus represent the strength and perfection of the physical world, which Judaism teaches will occur in the messianic era, when the physical world will reach its ultimate purpose, to be a vehicle through which the created experience the Creator."
The number 5 resonates with Mercury and is supportive of commerce, communication and travel — all important to the growth of Chabad and the Kushner family.
One of the big things that differentiates Chabad adherents from other Jews is their belief that they are living in the messianic era and their last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, was the long
awaited messiah, even though he died in 1994. Some even believe that he is still alive somehow at age 115.
Other Jews, such as Rabbi Mendel Kessin, believe that the next world war, the war of Gog and Magog, which will pit Jews against all non-jews and leave Jews in control of the Earth, started when the United States abstained from the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 on December 23, 2016 that condemned the Israeli settlements in "Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem".
Kessin stated, “the UN is Gog and Magog. The UN is the entire world against Israel."
Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan made a prophecy 100 years ago that could be interpreted as the War of Gog and Magog would start in 2017.
Many Jews have have seized upon Donald Trump as the herald of the messiah and the start of the messianic end times and great war, a view embraced even by many members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.
While not himself Jewish, Trump is a loyal servant of Israel and encouraged his daughter Ivanka to convert to Judaism.
Chabad is a force to contend with. It has an international network of over 3,000 centers around the world, hundreds of thousands of adherents and millions of other Jewish supporters.
Many supporters of Chabad are extremely wealthy and powerful. They have tremendous influence (or control) over Trump and Putin. Many have the desire and resources to bring about their vision of the end times with a great war that would destroy their enemies and put Jews in control of the planet.
Some could say that Jared Kushner is just another greedy billionaire who doesn't care about people, and they might be right.
However, when one considers his possible religious beliefs and his role in the deal to sell Saudi Arabia hundreds of billions in weapons with which to wage war, spread militant Islam and terrorism and possibly start a world war, it is reasonable to wonder if there is much more going on that puts America and the rest of the world at grave risk.
Americans should think carefully about who they have put in power and what the ultimate consequences might be.