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The Kushners’ Freddie Mac loan wasn’t just massive, it came with unusually good terms, too.

Despite a history of underperforming properties, Kushner Companies received a near-record sum from a government-backed lender. Should it default, taxpayers could be forced to foot much of the bill. The agency says politics played no role….

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Foreign Masks, Fear and a Fake Certification: Staff at CSL Plasma Say Conditions at Donation Centers Aren’t Safe

Trump’s FDA authorized emergency use of plasma therapy for COVID-19, despite a lack of proof that it saves lives. Staff at CSL Plasma, an industry leader, raised alarms about faulty masks as donors flooded in, but…

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Posted in Coronavirus Investigations News Pro Publica

The White House paid up to $500 million too much for these ventilators, congressional investigators say

A House panel says “gullible” White House negotiators overpaid for Phillips ventilators, and it has asked the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to investigate evidence of fraud in the deal. by…

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Demands for Kushner to resign over testing scheme that put politics before public health

‘Staggering’ Level of ‘Depravity’ “Holy hell. Jared Kushner reportedly abandoned a national testing plan because it was *politically advantageous* to sit back and let blue states be eviscerated by the virus.” by Jon Queally, staff writer…

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The Trump Administration paid millions for test tubes — and got unusable mini soda bottles

The plastic tubes supplied for coronavirus testing by Fillakit, a first-time federal contractor with a sketchy owner, don’t even fit the racks used to analyze samples. And they may be contaminated anyway. by J. David McSwane…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Coronavirus Housing News Pro Publica Safety Net

Rent is still due in Kushnerville

Government stimulus checks and a temporary ban on evictions are tiding over the suddenly jobless residents of housing complexes owned by Jared Kushner’s company. But what will happen when both soon run out?      …

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Public Health Public Policy

‘150,000 Americans sacrificed for the stock market’: Kushner reportedly advised less Covid-19 testing to calm Wall Street

“Kushner’s advice did nothing to prevent a market crash, and it’s likely that the administration’s refusal to act in time only threw the economy into more chaos.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Thursday, May 14 President…

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The Elders issue scathing rebuke of Israel’s Trump-approved West Bank annexation plan

“The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can only ever be solved by finding a solution that guarantees peace, security, rights, and dignity to both peoples. Unilaterally seizing territory and ignoring international law achieves precisely the…

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How Jared Kushner is tackling the White House’s Coronavirus response — Without any evident experience

The president’s son-in-law and adviser has added the emergency-response supply chain to his extensive list of duties. He views himself as a disrupter — but that’s not always a good thing. by Andrea Bernstein, WNYC April…

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