US intel officials warned Jared Kushner that the Chinese might use Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife to influence him: report
Jared Kushner (Photo: Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr)

In 2017, U.S. counterintelligence officials warned Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch, a friend of Kushner and Ivanka Trump, may using her proximity to their family “to further the interests of the Chinese government,” the Wall Street Journal reports.


As the Journal reports, officials feared Murdoch was using her connection to Kushner to advance a $100 million project that involves the installation of a 70-foot tower at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. The intelligence community is concerned the tower could be outfitted to carry out surveillance on the U.S. government.

Murdoch, a U.S. citizen, was married to News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch from 1999 until their divorce in 2013.

Read the full report at the Wall Street Journal.