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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump, Justice Kennedy, and Deutsche Bank

Bad enough that Trump will have a second chance to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, it appears he finessed the retirement of Kennedy ...

Trump's business career is more connected to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy than we ever knew

The son of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was leading a real-estate division of Deutsche Bank as it gave President Donald Trump over $1 billion in loans to finance his real-estate projects when other banks wouldn't, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Justin Kennedy, the former global head of Deutsche Bank's real-estate capital markets division, was one of Trump's close business associates, The Times reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.

Because of Trump's inconsistent track record in business, which included multiple bankruptcy filings and frequent lawsuits, most other major banks would not lend to him. Deutsche Bank loaned Trump the funds to construct and renovate skyscrapers and other developments in New York City and Chicago, The Times reported.

After Trump's first address to Congress, in February 2017, he reportedly stopped to chat with Anthony Kennedy, saying: "Say hello to your boy. Special guy." ......


More from The New York Times: Inside the White House’s Quiet Campaign to Create a Supreme Court Opening

We will recall that the Mueller investigation has been looking at Deutsche Bank for at least six months for Russian money laundering and Trump connections: Trump, Russia, And Deutsche Bank: What We Know So Far

How convenient it will be for Trump when he faces an indictment from the Mueller investigation and he can turn to his two lackeys on the Supreme Court to save his ass.


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