Jared Kushner was warned that Wendi Deng was possibly working for China

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Did you know that Wendi Deng Murdoch – Rupert Murdoch’s third ex-wife – was the one who introduced Ivanka Trump to Jared Kushner? Wendi set them up. Ivanka and Wendi are very close and have been for years. Ivanka used to be a trustee on Wendi’s daughters’ trusts. During the campaign, Ivanka and Jared took a European vacation with their kids… and Wendi and her daughters too.

Wendi, as you probably know, is Chinese and she became a naturalized American citizen years ago. But even when she was married to Murdoch, many believed she was “running” him for the Chinese government, and the evidence for that is that Murdoch cozied up to many Beijing bureaucrats for years in an attempt to worm his way into some business deals. The whole thing was rather shady. Also shady? American counterintelligence officials warned Jared Kushner one year ago that Wendi was probably playing some kind of next-level, long-con spycraft game on behalf of the Chinese government. I sh-thole you not. You can read the full article here at the Wall Street Journal.

U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further the interests of the Chinese government, according to people familiar with the matter. U.S. officials have also had concerns about a counterintelligence assessment that Ms. Murdoch was lobbying for a high-profile construction project funded by the Chinese government in Washington, D.C., one of these people said.

The project, a planned $100 million Chinese garden at the National Arboretum, was deemed a national-security risk because it included a 70-foot-tall white tower that could potentially be used for surveillance, according to people familiar with the intelligence community’s deliberations over the garden. The garden was planned on one of the higher patches of land near downtown Washington, less than 5 miles from both the Capitol and the White House.

The counterintelligence officials didn’t provide Mr. Kushner with details about their assessment of Ms. Murdoch, the people familiar with the interaction said. The warning was part of an effort by national-security officials to highlight to Mr. Kushner, who was new to government, the need to be careful in his dealings with people whose interests may not align with those of the U.S., the people added. Ms. Trump, who in late March announced she would take a formal White House role, wasn’t present for the counterintelligence warning. Neither Ms. Murdoch, Mr. Kushner nor Ms. Trump has been accused of any wrongdoing.

It is common for counterintelligence officials to warn senior members of a new administration about interactions with people with foreign connections, and such briefings sometimes refer to specific people, according to people familiar with the protocols.

A spokesman for Ms. Murdoch said she “has no knowledge of any FBI concerns or other intelligence agency concerns relating to her or her associations.” He added that she “has absolutely no knowledge of any garden projects funded by the Chinese government.”

[From WSJ]

LMAO.
LMAO.
LMAO.
LMAO.
*gasp*
I mean… Wendi was trying to help the Chinese government get permits to build a NOT AT ALL SUSPICIOUS WHITE TOWER on a hill in Washington, DC because… Chinese gardening and everything is completely innocent, how dare you. Honestly, it’s almost a relief to think that China was really working this hard to manipulate Jared and Ivanka. As the Russian government proved over and over again, this kind of effort was so unnecessary. All the Chinese needed to do to win over the Trump family was email Don Jr a few times with promises of a cache of Hillary Clinton’s But Her Emails. Don Jr would have given China whatever they wanted.

Also, this is a true story: despite her denials, many people believe that Wendi was dating Vladimir Putin or they were close friends in some sketchy way. It’s also possible that Wendi is some kind of double-agent or triple-agent, working for both China and Russian interests. Hm.

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  1. Me says:

    Good god it gets worse every day

  2. A.Key says:

    Brilliant, I’m actually rooting for Wendi in this one.

  3. Danielle says:

    Does anyone remember that their was talk about Wendy and Tony Blair? It was all very strange and the story went away very quickly.

  4. Lucy says:

    Why do all these people look so…evil? How?

  5. lightpurple says:

    Silly intelligence agencies. Princess Nagini and Tom Riddle would be thrilled if Wendi were working for the Chinese government. Just think how she could help them obtain all sorts of rights and licenses for their businesses!

  6. Alexandria says:

    Would not be surprised about Deng.

  7. Esmom says:

    What a tangled, creepy web of creepy people I’m happy I’ve never had the misfortune to encounter. And Kaiser, LMAO off at “I sh^thole you not.”

  8. Sisi says:

    Idk man. Maddow made an interesting point that this story comes from WSJ aka Murdochs own paper, so Deng’s ex-husbands paper, and that makes it kinda weird to take at face value. What is the motive of publishing this here and now, since all parties are sketchy as hell?

    Eyebrow raising to say the least, and
    the politics behind ithe publication are perhaps more interesting than the content of the article itself.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Depends on whether the sources chose the WSJ for this leak knowing Murdoch might be open to this particular story for personal reasons.

      Deng set them up and didn’t Murdoch get them back together for the final match?

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Yeah I don’t buy it. I think she’s just a smart and fascinating lady that certain men in power have issues with because she ruthlessly goes after what she wants. That’s supposed to be a male trait and they keep looking for the “man” behind the curtains manipulating her strings. But there is no man, it’s all her bitches!!! Go Wendy.

      • OriginalLala says:

        do some reading on Wendy Deng, she is a horrid person – I don’t know why you would cheer her on. It’s not hard to find the many lawsuits her household staff filed against her for the awful working conditions they endured.

      • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

        I know Wendy Dang is a horrible human being. She betrayed and abused lots of people in her climb and is horrid to peasants like us and her housekeeper. I’m cheering her manipulation of men far more dangerous and distructive to the global order like Putin and Murdoch. In the battle of the deplorables I did it funny that people think Wendy Dang would be someone’s lackey.

      • kiko says:

        No need to think of Deng as a lackey or as a submissive honeypot spy. “Cooperation” with chinese business projects and perhaps with government-supported business projects are sufficient for giving Kushner and Trumps a warning about Deng. And yes, Kushner and Trumps need such warnings.

        Honestly when Deng married Murdoch she became an interesting potential contact for chinese businessmen, chinese government and chinese secret services.

        Please let some serious newspapers do some serious research on the filthy rich. May Deng just be the start.

    • swak says:

      Isn’t Murdoch pro-Trump and also the WSJ? So why would he want this printed? Just wondering.

      • Sisi says:

        Yes swak that’s what is so confusing and interesting imo too
        Very conflicting rationales going on with this

      • kiko says:

        Revenge? Deng cheated on Murdoch with some high profile men (e.g. Blair, then British Prime Minister) but lesser man than Murdoch. Blair was known as Murdoch’s lackey.

        Warning to Deng? Whatever plans she had she just received a warning from Murdoch? Or from other people who asked Murdoch to deliver a warning and he didn’t mind?

        Fake news whose purpose is to confuse people?

        Painting Kushner and Trump as stupid? Certainly such a story forces Kushner and Trump to reduce their contact time to Deng for a while.

  9. Des says:

    I just want there to be some investigative reporting on Wendi so we can all wallow in the gossip that Murdoch has somehow wiped off the face of the earth – there’s her fantasies about (affair with?) Tony Blair who was her ancient husband’s best mate, the way she got with Murdoch and how his entire family hates her, Putin, her boytoys, her extensive celebrity network… SO MANY AMAZING THINGS. I will laugh and laugh as Serious Newspapers delve into these things.

    The gossip. Give me it.

  10. RBC says:

    Did she throw water or food at someone that insulted her then husband Rupert?

  11. Eric says:

    Everyone in the administration and everyone one they know are shitholes or shithouses.

    Take yer pick

  12. Amy Tennant says:

    I wish I found this stuff hilarious. It’s scary to me.

  13. Lindy says:

    For everyone celebrating this woman for being ruthless and powerful, please go read about how she was sued for the slave conditions in which she kept her daughters’ nanny, how she treats her household help, and the way she homewrecked her way into Murdoch’s life and treated his adult kids from his previous marriage. Seriously, that kind of ruthlessness is not something to cheer for. Just because a woman behaves exactly like a power-loving and abusive man doesn’t make that behavior something to cheer for. She got where she is by damaging those with less.

  14. LAK says:

    Considering how convinced the world that she was dating Putin, i’m surprised she is being accused of being a Chinese agent, but not a Russian one. Moreover one with a direct connection to Putin as opposed to intermediaries!!!

    Taking that thought further, it’s a quicker, more direct connection to Putin than all these other people working to bring them together.

  15. Bros says:

    Remember when they were trying to ask Michael Cohen if he had been to Prague to meet up with some Russians during the election and he said he hadn’t, although he was in Europe at the time, they just couldnt prove he was there in june/July, and then I saw Ivanka had gone to Prague and met up with Deng during the exact time frame in question. I thought hmmmm, cause at the time deng was dating putin. Deng hangs out with all the shady Levievs and the central asian/israeli real estate mafia that are in the news re: Trump real estate shadiness. It’s all over instagram.

    • kiko says:

      Well, Deng is Rupert Murdoch’s ex wife and also had a “stellar” first marriage: she was an au pair or nanny for a US american family and then she was the homewrecker and married the Daddy. As soon as she had her permits and university degree she divorced him.

      http://nationalpost.com/news/rupert-murdochs-third-marriage-was-doomed-from-the-start

      It was there that she met an American woman, Joyce Cherry, who taught her English and became a friend. When Mrs Cherry and her husband, Jake, returned to the US, they obtained permission for Ms Deng to accompany them and to continue her studies at California State University. Not long after arriving in Los Angeles, however, Mrs Cherry discovered that Jake and the teenage Wendi were having an affair. The Cherrys divorced. Ms Deng and Jake married. By the time it ended, just four months later, Ms Deng had decided to stay in the US.

  16. Hum says:

    I thought that secret agent was pointless at this point, just shake something shinny in front of them and they will be ready to go.

  17. Svea says:

    My regret is that she moved in on Geffen when he lost Nora Ephron as a best friend. No comparison.

  18. Lila says:

    I don’t think Rupert Murdoch is happy about Trump calling the WSJ “fake news” this weekend. I suspect this article serves as a warning.

  19. Dana_Porter says:

    Lainey has been on this story for at least a year.

  20. LInny says:

    You couldn’t make this stuff up. It’s getting worse by the day.

  21. NicoleinSavannah,GA says:

    Deng scares the SHIT out of me.

  22. TheOtherOne says:

    Isn’t she godmother to Hugh Jackman’s kid? I remember reading that she is close to Hugh and his wife Debra.

  23. Veronica says:

    I remember reading Wendi’s bio one day and thinking to myself, “She sounds like a honeypot.” Didn’t realize that would be so close the truth, lol.

  24. Dorky says:

    The reason Deng so quickly and effortlessly smacked the sht out of the custard pie thrower is that she was a star volleyball player as a teen and in college. And you know: being a scary-a55 btch contributes to the speed and follow-through. LOL

  25. Dorky says:

    An observation as I look at those photos: I’m willing to bet money that Jared was dreaming of having Deng dominate him in the sack. LOL He seems WAY more interested in her than in Ivanka.

  26. kiko says:

    Don’t shoot down such suspicions too quickly. I would like to see the evidence.

    There are a few high society women in Europe (London) who are known to have ties to their home countries and who are known to do questionable deals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goga_Ashkenazi
    ==> Ashkenazi had an extramarital affair with billionaire Timur Kulibayev, the son-in-law of the president of Kazakhstan.[3][10] She and Kulibayev have two sons: Adam, born in 2007 and Alan, born in 2012.

  27. Truthie says:

    If the consequences were not so dire I would say to cue up the Benny Hill theme song…

  28. HoustonGrl says:

    This is some dirty business.

  29. moo says:

    He looks prettier than Ivanka….

  30. justwastingtime says:

    Go figure, I always suspected that Wendi “Putin’s best girl” Deng was working for Russia or maybe just for herself. I can’t think of another person who could go from Murdoch to someone both richer and more evil…

  31. adastraperaspera says:

    Deng is absolutely not getting access to these corridors of power on her own, and she never has. That is implausible. She’s working for someone, and we’ll find out who in the testimony of Jared and Ivanka’s trials. The lid is off of a ruthless, worldwide criminal complex, and Trump gaining power is one terrible glimpse of our future if we do not shut these people down. The story ran in Murdock’s WSJ as a warning that the Mudock’s have power, and they are scrambling to avoid going down when all this corruption is exposed.