White House lawyers are probing whether two loans made to Jared Kushner’s family business violated criminal law or ethics regulations, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The loans from Citigroup and Apollo Global Management—which totaled over $500 million—were made to the Kushner’s private real estate company Kushner Cos., shortly after Kushner, a top White House aide and Donald Trump’s son-in-law, met with executives of those companies at the White House.
The White House is now investigating whether those loans violated any laws, according to a March 22, 2018 letter sent to House Oversight Committee member Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL).
“I have discussed this matter with the White House Counsel’s Office in order to ensure that they have begun the process of ascertaining the facts necessary to determine whether any law or regulation has been violated,” acting director of the Office of Government Ethics David Apol wrote in a letter. “During that discussion, the White House informed me that they had already begun this process.”