But Kushner Companies' spokeswoman said they'd received no letter from the state and called the inquiries "harassment exclusively for political reasons". Reports have indicated Mueller has interest in Kushner's interaction with a Chinese company during the transition, Anbang Insurance, which was considering investing in the Kushner Cos. -owned 666 Fifth Ave. property in Manhattan. "Prior to our CEO voluntarily resigning to serve our country, we never had any type of inquiries", she said. "These types of inquiries appear to be harassment exclusively for political reasons". A lawyer for Mr. Kushner didn't respond to requests for comment.
The letter from the DFS is seeking information-as well as communications and documents-surrounding the financial agreements between Kushner, his business dealings and the three banks, according to the source.
The department, which regulates NY banks and some worldwide banks that do business in the state, sent inquiries last week to firms that include Deutsche Bank AG and Signature Bank, these people said. The Kushner family and Kushner Cos. have been clients since 2010, she said. Signature said that, by law, it can not disclose regulatory or legal inquiries.
This isn't the first time the NY state regulator is using its power to demand banks under its jurisdiction describe their relationships with Mr. Kushner.
Kushner Companies has said in a statement that Jared Kushner's White House role had no impact on the company's financial relationships.
Freezing rain could make for a slick morning commute
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Last spring, Citigroup chief executive Michael Corbat met with Kushner at the White House for a policy discussion. "Stories like these attempt to make insinuating connections that do not exist to disparage the financial institutions and companies involved", spokeswoman Christine Taylor said.
"He has followed the ethics advice he has received for all of his work which include the separation from his business and recusals when appropriate", the spokesman added. That loan was offered soon after Kushner met with Citigroup's chief executive, according to the Times. She said Citigroup negotiated the 2017 loan with Kushner Cos'. business partner, a real estate developer.
A Deutsche Bank spokeswoman declined to comment, as did a spokesman for the state regulator.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn issued a document request to Kushner Cos. for information about that loan in November of a year ago, the Journal reported in December.
If DFS finds the loans somehow violate banking law, it could fine the banks or take other corrective action with regard to their business practices, said NY attorney Daniel Alter, former general counsel at DFS.
The men didn't discuss Kushner's family real estate firm - but it was after those White House sit downs that Trump's son-in-law got the $325 million loan from Citigroup, according to The Times. The private real estate company owns or partially owns buildings in NY and New Jersey.
Turnbull has since met Trump in NY , but the Washington meeting will be their first in the context of an official state visit. Trump had campaigned against immigration, including by Muslims, and disliked the deal, which was arranged by Barack Obama.
The Wales global has been sidelined with a groin injury since early February, but he has now returned to training. Manchester City will be making their sixth appearance in the League Cup final, and third in the last five seasons.
Please continue to be careful out traveling and walking around as untreated surfaces will be quite slippery at times. This may lead to ice covered trees and branches, as well as ice covered power lines, to break and fall.
In 1968, West Germany and Italy tied after four runs, but Italy won gold thanks to a tiebreaker with the fastest single run. Earlier, traditional speedskating power Norway was back on the top step of the podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
The primary concern will be heavy rain and flooding, with an occasional strong wind gust or two with some of these storms. Minor flooding is possible along smaller creeks and streams due to the recent snow melt and very saturated ground.
Melania's parents permanent USA residents
He said: 'Under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives. Under the White House framework for such a deal, family based visas would be pared down to just spouses and minor children.
Palestinian head Abbas calls for global peace summit
The continued expansion of Israeli settlements is one of the major obstacles to the establishment of peace in the Middle East. The Palestinian leader added into his prepared remarks: "We are employees for the occupation".
Earhquake Hits South Of Britain
The US Geological Survey & British Geological Survey confirmed an natural disaster of 4.7 magnitude was recorded at 2.31pm. Port Talbot is 10 miles from Swansea and the tremors were felt as the town's football side faced Taff's Well.
Major Winter Storm - Heavy Snow - to Pummel Northwest Montana
Sleet or snow may mix in early during the event in the northern neck of Virginia, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore. West Michigan will take a break from the snow to end the weekend with more sunshine as temperatures continue to increase.
South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address nation
Ramaphosa benefited from both key government contacts and new laws that required businesses to partner with black South Africans. To many, Ramaphosa appeared to be biding his time, simply waiting for Zuma to complete his second and last term in office.
Walt Disney World's Toy Story Land opens June 30
Another longstanding favorite ride, Toy Story Mania , will be given an all-new colorful toy carnival game box entrance. Guests can discover new neighbourhoods featuring characters from " The Incredibles ", "Inside Out" and " Toy Story ".