Jared Kushner meets with Putin-appointed Russian banker

Recently Updated

Top Folders

Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it’s first reported.

Jared Kushner meets with Sergei Gorkov, the Putin-appointed CEO of the Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank. The meeting is arranged by Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Two weeks prior, Kushner and Kislyak discussed setting up a secret communication channel between the Trump team and Moscow.

Kushner’s meeting with Gorkov, the struggling bank’s CEO, came as Kushner was trying to find investors for a Fifth Avenue office building in Manhattan that is set to be heavily financed by Anbang Insurance Group, a firm with ties to the Chinese government.

Business Insider

It is unclear why the meeting was planned or what the discussion consists of, but the White House and Russia can’t get their stories straight.

According to Putin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, the meeting was “ordinary business” relating to real estate and Kushner Companies.

According to the White House, the meeting was related to the Trump transition team.

According to Jared Kushner, the meeting was a favor for Kislyak.

He said Gorkov introduced himself and provided him with two gifts: a bag of dirt from a village in Belarus where Kushner’s grandparents were from and a piece of art from the same location. He said Gorkov discussed his bank and the Russian economy and described himself as friendly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Associated Press

Some backstory on Vnesheconombank:

Between 2012 and 2014, Vnesheconombank was used as cover for Russian spy Evgeny Buryakov as he attempted to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources for Moscow, according to the Department of Justice. Before that, Buryakov used Vnesheconombank as a cover to spy and recruit assets in South Africa.

Business Insider

https://themoscowproject.org/collusion/kushner-meets-head-vnesheconombank/

https://www.businessinsider.com/kushner-meeting-russian-bank-gorkov-vnesheconombank-2017-5

https://apnews.com/bd421f869ee44202967aa387fec1fafc

Photo: Gage Skidmore

May 20, 2021

Images and videos may be missing from posts. This is a temporary problem that should resolve itself in the next couple days. If it doesn’t, we will go through and re-add media to posts beginning next week.

Note From TF

Some Trump File posts are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. If a post does not have source links, it is an early draft and will be updated soon. I plan to go back and build on every post in the future.

If If there is content you’d like to add context to or something that should be corrected, please contact TF by clicking here or email us at trumpfile@protonmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter.

Support The Site:

Donate Today

Donate Monthly

Keep Reading

Recommended

Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it’s first reported.

Jared Kushner meets with Sergei Gorkov, the Putin-appointed CEO of the Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank. The meeting is arranged by Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Two weeks prior, Kushner and Kislyak discussed setting up a secret communication channel between the Trump team and Moscow.

Kushner’s meeting with Gorkov, the struggling bank’s CEO, came as Kushner was trying to find investors for a Fifth Avenue office building in Manhattan that is set to be heavily financed by Anbang Insurance Group, a firm with ties to the Chinese government.

Business Insider

It is unclear why the meeting was planned or what the discussion consists of, but the White House and Russia can’t get their stories straight.

According to Putin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, the meeting was “ordinary business” relating to real estate and Kushner Companies.

According to the White House, the meeting was related to the Trump transition team.

According to Jared Kushner, the meeting was a favor for Kislyak.

He said Gorkov introduced himself and provided him with two gifts: a bag of dirt from a village in Belarus where Kushner’s grandparents were from and a piece of art from the same location. He said Gorkov discussed his bank and the Russian economy and described himself as friendly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Associated Press

Some backstory on Vnesheconombank:

Between 2012 and 2014, Vnesheconombank was used as cover for Russian spy Evgeny Buryakov as he attempted to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources for Moscow, according to the Department of Justice. Before that, Buryakov used Vnesheconombank as a cover to spy and recruit assets in South Africa.

Business Insider

https://themoscowproject.org/collusion/kushner-meets-head-vnesheconombank/

https://www.businessinsider.com/kushner-meeting-russian-bank-gorkov-vnesheconombank-2017-5

https://apnews.com/bd421f869ee44202967aa387fec1fafc

Photo: Gage Skidmore

NOTE FROM TF

Some files are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. I plan to go back and build on every file in the future.

If there is content you’d like to add context to or something that should be corrected, please contact us by clicking here or email us at trumpfile@protonmail.com

Support The Site:

Donate Today

Donate Monthly

Keep Reading

Recently Added & Updated

Keep Reading