Bannon predicts Kushner investigators will 'get down deep in his s--t' on Russia, Kazakh financing: new book

Investigators are expect­ed to dive into Jared Kushner’s real estate deal­ings with mon­ey flow­ing from Russia and Kazakhstan, accord­ing to a copy of a bomb­shell book.

Steve Bannon, the source of many off-col­or quotes in the copy of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” obtained by the Daily News, report­ed­ly said the Russian med­dling was “going to get down deep” on President Trump’s son-in-law.

He’s going crazy because they’re going to get down deep in his s–t about how he’s financed every­thing … The rab­bis with the dia­monds and all the s–t com­ing out of Israel … and all these guys com­ing out of Eastern Europe … all these Russian guys … and guys in Kazakhstan,” Bannon said.

A report­ed sub­poe­na from Special Counsel Robert Mueller to Deutsche Bank has raised the pos­si­bil­i­ty that the inves­ti­ga­tion into pos­si­ble Trump col­lu­sion with the Kremlin is now look­ing at his and his family’s busi­ness dealings.

Numerous wealthy Russians have bought into Trump apart­ments, and Kushner’s meet­ing with the head of a sanc­tioned Russian bank in December 2016 had raised ques­tions about whether he was try­ing to receive financ­ing for his family’s projects.

Kazakhstan has also fea­tured in the Russia probe, with accu­sa­tions that mon­ey alleged­ly embez­zled from its banks by oli­garchs Mukhtar Ablyazov and Viktor Khrapunov had flowed into apart­ments in Trump SoHo along with oth­er U.S. real estate.

A spokes­woman for Kushner down­played Bannon’s claims, but would­n’t out­right deny them.

Steve Bannon has zero knowl­edge of our com­pa­ny, its finances or much else for that mat­ter,” the spokes­woman told the Daily News. “Kushner has a great track record and com­plet­ed approx­i­mate­ly $14 bil­lion dol­lars of trans­ac­tions in the last decade.”

In anoth­er part of the book Bannon called the June 2016 meet­ing with a Russian lawyer that Kushner attend­ed “trea­so­nous” and spoke of pos­si­ble mon­ey laun­der­ing inquiries because “the Kushner s–t is greasy.”

Bannon, as quot­ed in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” also said he expects prob­lems for the Kushner fam­i­ly’s 666 Fifth Avenue.
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His assess­ment of Kushner’s future, which came after dis­cus­sion of how his father Charles Kushner went to prison for ille­gal cam­paign con­tri­bu­tions, also spec­u­lat­ed that the White House spe­cial advis­er may hit trou­ble in 2018.

He said that Kushner was “frozen” at Manhattan’s 666 Fifth Avenue, a prop­er­ty that his fam­i­ly pur­chased with more than $1 bil­lion in loans a decade ago but now faces pay­ment on despite a lack on investors.

When is goes under next year, the whole thing’s cross-col­lat­er­al­ized … he’s wiped, he’s gone, he’s done, it’s over … Toast,” Bannon report­ed­ly said.

Kushner’s spokes­woman refut­ed that assess­ment as well.

666 Fifth Ave. is but a small part of the company’s over­all port­fo­lio and the family’s net worth,” she said.

A report on 666 Fifth Avenue from Bloomberg this sum­mer said that the deed to the prop­er­ty could be seized by lenders in a default, and that under some cir­cum­stances they could go after oth­er assets of the Kushner family.

Rumored financ­ing deals for the project, which Kushner sold his stake in upon join­ing the White House, have focused on for­eign investors such China’s Angbang Insurance Group but fall­en through.

Bannon pre­dicts Kushner inves­ti­ga­tors will ‘get down deep in his s–t’ on Russia, Kazakh financ­ing: new book NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 4, 2018

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