Kushner's Cronyism: Trump's Son-in-Law Uses Corporate Connections To Secure Weapons For Saudis

The Post, citing people familiar with the matter, said the official is someone close to President Donald Trump, but would not further identify the person. The meeting will likely play a role in the USA federal government's investigation into Trump's suspected ties to Russian Federation. The Times noted that "several" of the weapons in the Trump administration's arms deal with the nation had already been approved for sale by the Obama administration.

White House officials said Kushner made a phone call during the meeting with Lockheed Martin's CEO, Marillyn Hewson, asking her to provide a discount for the radar system, similar to the one the United States has already deployed to South Korea. Investigators "remain keenly interested" in estranged members of the Trump team like former campaign chair Paul Manafort and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. It said the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".

According to the Times, at a May 1 meeting with a high-level delegation of Saudis, Kushner called Marillyn Hewson, the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, which makes the radar system, and asked if she could cut the price.

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President Donald Trump was barely out over the Atlantic, headed toward a 10-day tour of Europe and the Middle East, when the New York Times and Washington Post dropped new revelations that suggest that his troubles over Russian Federation are far from over. In March, he was seen at the table when Trump hosted the deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, at a lunch in the White House's State Dining Room. "And he offered a strategic overview of the Saudi-American relationship at the meeting this month, according to an agenda obtained by The New York Times".

"It's Jared Kushner. Have confirmed this with four people".

Trump and Kushner were given dispensation on Inauguration Day in January so they could travel in a auto on a Saturday, which is forbidden unless - like with any Shabbat rule - there is a life-threatening situation or safety issue.

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