Both the First Daughter and her husband are senior advisers to US President Donald Trump, making them two of the most powerful people in his administration and the world. Mr Kushner yesterday unveiled the first section of his Middle East peace plan. It will focus on economics, proposing more than $50billion (£39billion) fund being spent in Palestinian territories over the next decade. However, it is possible that Mr Kushner is only in this position due to his ambitious father, Charles Kushner.
Charles, a successful real estate developer, had a dramatic fall from grace in the early 2000s when it was discovered he had been fudging his accounts and illegally paying politicians.
In 2005, he pleaded guilty to eighteen counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission and retaliating against a witness – his sister Esther.
His retaliation had involved setting up Esther’s husband with a prostitute, filming the incident with a clandestine device and then sending her the tape.
Charles received two years in prison, but never lost the loyalty of his favourite child, Jared.
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Upon leaving prison, Charles decided to rehabilitate his image and standing, according to 2019 book ‘Kushner Inc’.
Investigative journalist Vicky Ward claimed he was helped in this endeauvor by lawyer and public relations expert Howard Rubsenstein.
One of the steps in this grand plan they cooked up together was for Charles’ son Jared to “date someone prominent”.
In her book, Ms Ward wrote: “It soon became widely repeated that Charles wanted to implement a grand rehabilitation plan suggested to him by the guru of New York real estate public relations, Howard Rubenstein.
“It was audacious, but brilliant. First, buy a trophy asset in Manhattan and gift his centre of operations from New Jersey to New York.
“Second, buy a newspaper or publication, ostensibly owned by Jared.
“Third, have Jared date someone prominent.”
Meanwhile, Jared and Ivanka met in 2005 through mutual friends and would eventually get married in 2009, when Ivanka converted to Judaism.
The pair have three children, aged seven, five and three.
Both were key members of the President’s campaign team back in 2016 and were appointed as senior advisers after he was inaugurated in 2017.