AM New York: Jared Kushner seems to have a habit of forgetting things


Jared Kushner spent Monday mired in Russia controversy, beginning with brief prepared remarks and closed door appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee.


The disclosure forms show the uncharted waters Kushner travels given his wide-ranging business interests and his broad political portfolio in the Trump administration.

“A government employee is allowed to be making money off investments,” says Lawrence Noble, senior director and general counsel at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center and a former general counsel at the Federal Election Commission. Typically, federal employees might make money off their investments in mutual funds, for example, which provide fewer conflicts of interest. But Kushner’s situation has been much more tricky.

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