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Though we can’t say for certain, in all likelihood, jared kushner spent the afternoon rocking back and forth in a fetal position under his desk, emitting soft moans that left white house aides frantically searching for what they assumed was a wounded animal loose in the building. After entering the west wing last year with a slate of modest goals that included solving america’s opioid epidemic, bringing peace to the middle east, overhauling I.T. Infrastructure, and more or less “ re-invent[ing] the entire government,” and rounding out his first year there with approximately zero of these items accomplished, the first son-in-law on wednesday found his downpour of a week upgraded to a category 5 shit-storm.

Within a 48-hour period, kushner had his interim security clearance downgraded; learned that his P.R. Guru is quitting; and was the subject of a mortifying article in the washington post alleging that officials in at least four countries have discussed ways to manipulate him “by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience.” to cap things off, on wednesday, multiple outlets reported that the new york department of financial services has requested information from several banks “about their relationship with kushner and his finances,” among them signature bank, new york community bank, and deutsche bank, the latter of which kushner has been a client for years, and from which he and the first daughter have unsecured lines of credit between $5 million and $25 million, while kushner and his mother, seryl, reportedly have an unsecured line of credit valued at up to $25 million.Financial services


in december, the new york times also reported that the kushner family business, kushner companies, had received a $285 million loan from deutsche in 2016, and that jared had “ordered up a glowing profile of [executive rosemary] vrablic in the real-estate magazine he owned,” with a disclosure about their connection at the very end of the article. According to the wall street journal, the inquiries are “expansive” and “comprehensive,” meaning the senior adviser to the president can expect the equivalent a full-body cavity search of his finances.

Obviously, it’s a situation the boy prince never expected to find himself in, given that his life thus far has primarily involved working at institutions run by his ex-con father or his father-in-law, where he was accustomed to never being told no. And speaking of charles kushner, who went to prison for, among other things, setting up his brother-in-law with a prostitute, taping the encounter, and sending it to his sister as retaliation for cooperating with the government, perhaps he’ll have some fatherly words of wisdom to impart re: the big house, should things progress to that point.Deutsche bank

Of course, kushner could’ve avoided most of this week’s discomfort, had he and ivanka heeded the advice of their friends and not taken jobs in the west wing, putting themselves and their family businesses under the magnifying glass. But the duo reportedly saw the move as a stepping stone in a series of stones that could one day result in the phrase “president ivanka trump.” and, as sources close to the couple told my colleague emily jane fox earlier this month, “you can’t protect people when they’re voluntarily sticking their head into the fucking guillotine.”

Deutsche bank declined to comment to the journal, while a spokesperson for signature said the bank does not “confirm, deny, or comment on any correspondence with regulators,” and kushner’s personal lawyer, abbe lowell, did not respond immediately. Meanwhile christine taylor, a spokeswoman for kushner cos., suggested in a statement that she’s just about had enough of this totally unfair treatment of the first son-in-law, who sacrificed so much to serve the american people.Deutsche bank claiming that the company has “not received a copy of any letter from the new york state department of financial services,” taylor added that “prior to our C.E.O. Voluntarily resigning to serve our country, we never had any type of inquiries. These type of inquiries appear to be harassment solely for political reasons.” you hear that? Leave jared kushner alone!

Question: what’s a great use of treasury department resources? Answer: shielding a grown man from the humiliation of a video in which he was lightly mocked by by a bunch of college kids taking issue with his $1.5 trillion gift to corporate america seeing the light of day:

Protesters handed out fliers outside the event, saying mr. Mnuchin wasn’t welcome on campus. Hecklers in the audience hissed and coughed throughout the conversation, which was led by kai ryssdal, host of the marketplace radio program. . . . Mr. Mnuchin, appearing agitated, stopped the conversation several times, asking the hecklers either to identify themselves or explain what they were protesting.Department financial services one person in the audience shouted: “I think you’re full of shit.”

Although mnuchin initially agreed to let the university publish a video of the discussion, U.C.L.A. Spokeswoman peggy mcinerny said on tuesday that the secretary had “retracted his permission for the burkle center to post its video and podcast of yesterday’s event on its web site,” a request mnuchin’s spokeswoman did not deny.

According to the former treasury secretary, who takes a dim view of the guy doing his old job, economic data “suggests that in the next few years a recession will come” and it will probably be longer than the last one, which lasted 18 months. Speaking at a conference in abu dhabi, summers said that the fed will have already made use of the monetary and fiscal policies at its disposal, “suggest[ing] the next recession might be more protracted.”

“the government’s ability to find money laundering and tax evasion and terrorist funding is a good thing,” gates said during a reddit AMA session on tuesday.Department financial services “right now cryptocurrencies are used for buying fentanyl and other drugs so it is a rare technology that has caused deaths in a fairly direct way. I think the speculative wave around I.C.O.S and cryptocurrencies is super risky for those who go long.”