The Saudi royal family gave Jared Kushner gifts worth over $47,000 including 2 swords and a dagger, report says
Added 10-11-21 12:14:03pm EST - “Kushner eventually paid the US government for the expensive items out of his own pocket after leaving the White House, The New York Times reports.” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “The Saudi royal family gave Jared Kushner gifts worth over $47,000 including 2 swords and a dagger, report says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
The Saudi royal family gave Jared Kushner nearly $48,000 worth of gifts including two swords and a dagger, The New York Times reported Monday.
Kushner ended up paying the US government the full $47,920 value that the gifts were worth after he left the White House, The Times said. The value of the items far exceeds the maximum of $415 worth of gifts that US officials are allowed to accept and keep from foreign entities and governments under the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act.
The swords and dagger were among over 80 presents and tokens the Saudis lavished on Trump and his delegation upon their first visit to the country in 2017, which The Times uncovered as part of a broader investigation into the Trump administration's practices of accepting and disclosing gifts from foreign governments.
The Times also found that the gifts from the Saudi royals included robes which appeared to made from real white tiger and cheetah fur, sparking a warning from the White House counsel's office that keeping them could violate the Endangered Species Act.
The existence of the robes, which the White House didn't disclose until Trump's last day in office, were eventually taken in for inspection by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in summer of 2021, and found to be dyed to look like real cheetah and tiger fur, the Interior Department confirmed to The Times.
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