Three prominent Democratic lawmakers pressed the Kushner Companies on Thursday for more details about the corporation’s dealings with the EB-5 investor program, citing reports that President Donald Trump’s extended family members may be attempting to cash in on their newly minted executive branch connections.
In a letter addressed to Laurent Morali, president of the Kushner Cos., Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said they are “concerned about recent reports detailing Kushner Companies’ use of the EB-5 Regional Center program, especially in light of Jared Kushner’s role in the Trump administration and the potential for conflicts of interest.”
Last month, reports surfaced that the sister of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, dropped Kushner's name while pitching a New Jersey housing project to a group of potential investors in the EB-5 program, which allows foreign nationals who invest at least $500,000 in a U.S. business to obtain green cards.
Kushner’s sister, Nicole Meyer, a principal at Kushner Cos., was reported as having made a pitch to drum up millions for a Jersey City housing project to Chinese investors at a hotel in Beijing.
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