Tax authorities subpoena lenders, investors in Kushner real estate projects: report

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Lenders and investors in real estate projects managed by the family of White House adviser Jared KushnerPresident TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump’s desire for military parade: ‘We have a Napoleon in the making’ MORE ‘s son-in-law, have reportedly been subpoenaed by U.S. tax authorities.Jared Corey KushnerMeghan McCain: Melania is ‘my favorite Trump, by far’ Dem lawmaker to Trump: ‘How dare you lecture us about treason’ Husband of former Trump family personal aide joins EPA: report MORE , who’s also

Bloomberg News reported that tax authorities have put together information on lenders and investors for some Kushner Cos. real estate projects in New York and New Jersey, with deals dating back to 2010.

Subpoenas have been issued over the past year by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

According to Bloomberg, the tax inquiry started before special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE was appointed to lead the investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

In a statement, a lawyer representing Kushner Cos. denied it is under investigation for tax issues.

“Kushner Cos. is not under investigation for any tax issues. It has had no contact with anyone at the IRS or Justice Department Tax Division,” a lawyer representing the company, Charles J. Harder, said in a statement to Bloomberg.

“It has received no subpoenas or audit requests about its taxes. It is not in tax court on any audits. If there is an investigation about others’ taxes, it has nothing to do with Kushner Cos. or its businesses.”

When Kushner took the job in the White House, he stepped down from his family business.

According to Bloomberg, the tax inquiry does not seem to be related to other investigations. It is also not know whether the investigation is looking into associates of the Kushner business or the actual company.