Jared Kushner Personally Asked for Stories About His Friends to Be Deleted at His Newspaper: Report

(NEWS WEEK) August 9, 2018 — Jared Kushner has been accused of ordering the deletion of negative stories about his friends during his time as owner of the New York Observer.

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, who stepped down from the Observer in order to take a role in the administration, told a software developer to scrap articles about his real estate connections and friends in 2012, Buzzfeed News reported.

Among the stories Kushner asked to be deleted were two printed in 2010 about real estate firm vantage properties, and a story printed in 2012 about NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (a friend of Kushner) buying an expensive property, according to software developer Austin Smith, who said he carried out Kushner’s requests.