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FOIA News: Court questions White House review of Kushner records

FOIA News (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Bureaucrats flagged White House on questions about Kushner. A judge says that's not normal

By Curt Devine, CNN, Dec. 20, 2018

A federal judge is questioning the White House's role in reviewing government documents related to a freedom-of-information lawsuit for records concerning President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.

The nonprofit watchdog organization Democracy Forward is suing agencies including US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security for information that could indicate whether Kushner had any involvement in discussions about the extension of a program offering foreigners who invest in US businesses, including real estate, visas and a path to a US green card. The Kushner family's real estate company has used the program to court investors.

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