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The IRS has subpoenaed investors in Kushner family’s real estate projects: report

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The Internal Revenue Service has reportedly issued subpoenas requesting documents from lenders and investors who are involved in real estate projects managed by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s family.

Bloomberg reports that the subpoenas were issued last year and do not appear related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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The documents requested by the IRS relate to Kushner family real estate projects in New York and New Jersey that date back to 2010, according to Bloomberg’s source. At the moment it’s not clear whether the IRS is scrutinizing the Kushner family itself or simply its investors.

In a statement given to Bloomberg, Kushner Companies attorney Charles J. Harder denied that the Kushner family was under any kind of tax investigation.

“Kushner Cos… has had no contact with anyone at the IRS or Justice Department Tax Division,” he said. “It has received no subpoenas or audit requests about its taxes. It is not in tax court on any audits. If there is an investigation about others’ taxes, it has nothing to do with Kushner Cos. or its businesses.”


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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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