The NYTimes reports that after private equity billionaire Joshua Harris met Jared Kushner at the White House multiple times last year, his company loaned $184 million to Fratsputin’s flailing real estate empire:
“Early last year, a private equity billionaire started paying regular visits to the White House. Joshua Harris, a founder of Apollo Global Management, … met on multiple occasions with Jared Kushner … [T]he two men discussed a possible White House job for Mr. Harris.”
The previously unreported loan was three times larger than the average Harris made. And that sounds like pay-to-play to me, but I’m not a NYState AG.
Still, odd that dude cannot get a security clearance, that anyone thinks he might be easy to compromise. Go figure.
Also/too: after Citicorp’s CEO, Michael Corbat, met with Kushner in the White House, the bank loaned $325 million to Kushner.
Does anyone else detect a pattern here?
Bear in mind that Kushner’s slumlord company is holding $1.5B Ameros worth of paper on 666 5th Avenue in NYC, all of which is due next year. So he’s got some pressure on him (besides bringing peace to the middle east).