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US attorneys subpoena emails from Kushner family development firm over pay-for-visa pitch: report

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Federal prosecutors in New York have issued subpoenas for Kushner Cos., the property business development company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, the Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the Journal, the subpoenas concern the company’s “investment-for-immigration program;” investigators are probing whether at least one New Jersey development was financed in part by individuals who believed they could secure green cards by investing in the building.

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The company, headed by Kushner’s sister Nicole Meyer, drew scrutiny in May after a marketing pitch targeting Chinese investors promised individuals who put $500,000 towards the development could receive their green cards under the EB-5 visa program.

The subpoena includes a request for emails from the company.

Read the full report at the Wall Street Journal.


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Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn exposed in new documentary that contains an ominous warning about the president’s downfall

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President Donald Trump has long looked at infamous attorney Roy Cohn as his political mentor, and at one point during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation demanded that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions act more like Cohn in assertively defending him.

A new documentary called "Where’s My Roy Cohn?" exposes the history of Trump's hero, who first became famous during Sen. Joseph McCarthy's hearings about purported communist infiltration of the United States government in the 1950s.

Politico senior staff writer Michael Kruse has written up a review of the documentary in which he explains why Trump obviously finds Cohn so appealing: For decades he got away with remorselessly breaking the law.

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Black principal instantly questioned by white cop after accidentally walking past crime scene

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On Wednesday, the Baltimore County Police released disturbing body camera footage of a white police officer antagonizing a black high school principal in front of his 15-year-old son, and demanding to know whether he was responsible for a crime scene he had just witnessed — because he happened to be walking past.

"You guys weren't involved in that at all were you?" the officer asked Vance Benton and his son in the footage, which was shared by the Daily Mail.

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Trump has shrunk the White House entirely around himself: ‘It is a government of one’

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President Donald Trump has cleared out all the constraints in his White House, which he's running much like the Trump Organization.

The president has chased away four national security advisers, three chiefs of staff, three directors of oval office operations and five communications directors -- an unprecedented amount of turnover for a modern president — and finds himself surrounded by compliant staffers and aides, reported Politico.

“It is a government of one in the same way in which the Trump Organization was a company of one,” said one former senior administration official.

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