According to a report from CNBC, White House advisor and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has accepted an invitation to attend the secretive Bilderberg meetings this week at a time when the president is embroiled in battles with Europe's leaders.
The report states Kushner will be in Montreux, Switzerland, for the meetings on Thursday, describing the conference -- long the subject of conspiracy theories -- as, "Founded in 1954, the Bilderberg Meeting was designed to foster warmer relations between the United States and Europe. The annual talk-fest is considered secretive as guests are not allowed to reveal who said what at the meeting."
As CNBC, reports, "The clandestine nature of the Bilderberg Meeting regularly sparks conspiracy theories and accusations of a 'secret world order' but organizers say the restricted gathering with rules on reporting simply allows more freedom within discussions."
Kushner has seen his star rise from Manhattan real estate developer -- who happens to be married to the president's daughter Ivanka -- to a player in international policies, despite having no experience in the field.
CNBC also notes that Kushner will be joined at the meetings with Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also be attending, the reports states, although, unlike the president's son-in-law, he is not listed on the official Bilderberg guest list.
Topics to be discussed in private include "Brexit, The Ethics of Artificial intelligence, The Importance of Space, and Climate Change and Sustainability."
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