Kushner family business switches to crisis firm to do their PR

Kushner family business switches to crisis firm to do their PR
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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's family business hired a public relations firm that specializes in crisis communication, according to Bloomberg.

Eric Wachter, from the crisis communication firm Finsbury, will be taking over media relations for the Kushner family real estate business. The firm will be replacing Risa Heller Communications, the firm used by the family since before Kushner joined the White House, Bloomberg reported.

The switch comes as the family is facing scrutiny over their business dealings, with Democratic lawmakers calling for the review of Kushner’s security clearance over controversies related to previously undisclosed foreign contacts.


Kushner, who is also President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules Trump allies launching nonprofit focused on voter fraud DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence MORE's son-in-law, attended a meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya last year with Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort. The meeting was not initially disclosed, and the group did not confirm they attended the meeting until Trump Jr. posted screenshots of emails setting up the meeting in July. 

Earlier this year, Kushner's family encouraged a program that would help Chinese investors immigrate to the United States, drawing further criticism.