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Kushner Companies apologizes for using Trump’s son-in-law to hawk visas to Chinese investors

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Kushner Companies, the business run by the family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, faced criticism this weekend when it gave a presentation to wealthy Chinese investors informing them that they could get American visas if they invested in the Kushners’ real estate projects.

During the presentation — which was billed as a way to “invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States” by host company Qiaowa — one member of the Kushner family name-checked Jared Kushner and talked about his role in the White House. The relative also said that the project they were pitching “means a lot to me and my entire family.”

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Now, courtesy of NPR, Kushner Companies has formally apologized for using the top White House adviser’s name in its presentation aimed at helping get wealthy Chinese business people visas to come to the United States.

“Kushner Companies apologizes if that mention of [Jared Kushner] was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors,” the company said in an official statement.

Reporters this past weekend were forced out of Kushner Companies’ presentation to Chinese investors after they seemingly realized that it could raise questions about conflicts of interest between Jared Kushner and his family’s business.

“This is not the story we want,” a public relations official told the reporters after they were escorted out.

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Lev Parnas has Trump ‘unnerved’: ex-FBI official says the president doesn’t know what he ‘has up his sleeve’

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President Donald Trump is "very nervous" about what Lev Parnas may have on him, a former top FBI official suggested on MSNBC on Friday.

Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence was interviewed by MSNBC's Peter Alexander.

The host played clips of Trump denying any relationship with Parnas.

"Well, I don't know him, I don't know Lev Parnas, other than I guess I had pictures taken -- which I do with thousands of people," Trump argued. "I don't know him at all, don't know what he's about, don't where he comes from. I can tell you this -- I don't know him. I don't believe I've ever spoken to him. I don't believe I've ever spoken to him."

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Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’

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President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.

I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.

"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.

"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1218141834842660864

Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.

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Trump raises tensions in Virginia as local authorities fear Richmond gun rally could be the next Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump appeared to pour gasoline on a political fire in Virginia only days before a far-right protest that many are worried could result in violence.

Gun activists have been threatening civil war if the commonwealth's legislature enacts new gun safety legislation.

Right-wing militias sought to organize an armed action at the capitol, but Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to prevent firearms on the grounds.

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