Kushners Increasingly Divided As Scrutiny On Family Mounts

    As scrutiny over their businesses deepens, the Kushner family starting to see the price of Jared’s push for fame and influence at the White House, the New York Times reported.

    Jared’s sister is reportedly stressed by the investigation into whether she used White House influence to woo investors. Jared and his brother Josh are at odds over Donald Trump and his policies. And Charles Kushner, the patriarch, was reportedly seeking a pardon from Trump for hiring a prostitute to entrap his brother-in-law — a pardon that does not seem to be forthcoming.

    Authorities are also investigating Kushner Companies on several fronts. The elder Kushner seems to have little patience for the investigations.

    “Go knock yourselves out for the next 10 years,” he told the Times. “We didn’t do anything wrong.”

    Kushner spoke to the Times from his office at 666 Fifth Avenue, the company’s flagship property whose $1.2 billion mortgage comes due in 10 months. Multiple attempts to make deals to refinance the building have failed. Its current partner wants out, and reports suggest that the building is worth less than the $1.8 billion the Kushners paid for it.

    Commenting on the pardon, Charles Kushner said, “I would prefer not to have a pardon,” because of the negative attention in might bring.

    Contact Ari Feldman at feldman@forward.com or on Twitter @aefeldman

    This story "Jared Kushner’s Family Buckling Under National Scrutiny" was written by Ari Feldman.

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