The sister of White House adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday pulled out of the family company’s scheduled weekend presentation to potential Chinese investors amid growing criticism that she had used her brother’s position to benefit the family’s real estate empire.
The announcement that Nicole Kushner Meyer would not appear at an investor presentation scheduled for Saturday in Shenzhen came amid new demands that the Trump administration correct abuses in the EB-5 visa program, which allows wealthy foreign investors to get U.S. visas. Kushner Cos. has been using the controversial program to try to raise $150 million for a luxury high-rise apartment building in New Jersey.
“No one from Kushner Companies will be in China this weekend,” Risa Heller, a company spokeswoman, wrote in a statement to The Washington Post on Thursday.
The White House has said that Jared Kushner, who is President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, divested himself from the company and was not involved in his sister’s China presentations last week.
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