Kusnher Goes Down In Flames After Claiming Mueller Hurt America More Than Russia’s Interference
Senior White House advisor and son-in-law to Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, appeared at the 2019 TIME 100 summit where he spoke to TIME Magazine senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett about the recent release of the Mueller report.
During the interview, Kushner called the investigation a waste of time and even went as far as to suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller caused more harm to America than the Russians ever did by interfering in the election.
“We ran a very untraditional campaign, and we had a lot of outsiders coming in,” Kushner said by way of excusing the Trump campaign’s cozying up to a foreign adversary. “In the beginning, we couldn’t get a lot of the people from Washington to work with the campaign.”
“You look at what Russia did, buying some Facebook ads to try to sow dissent, and do it, and it’s a terrible thing,” Kushner went on. “I think the investigations and all of the speculation that’s happened for the last two years have had a much harsher impact on our democracy than a couple of Facebook ads.”
But Bennett called out Kushner for trying to diminish the situation.
“It was a lot more than a few Facebook ads,” protested Bennett. “There were Russian operatives organizing real events during the campaign. It had a real-world impact on their social media campaign.”
“Not only that, but Russia was actively hacking and stealing documents, that they then systematically released at certain key points during the campaign,” Bennett added. “One of the biggest things that doesn’t sit well with the public is why didn’t the Trump campaign openly say ‘Russia, we don’t need your help, we don’t want your help. please stop?’”
“First of all, in the campaign, we didn’t know that Russia was doing what they were doing,” Kushner said but Bennett slapped him down.
“By October 6th the U.S intelligence services did make the assessment public,” Bennett said. “That Russia was involved in a social media campaign to influence the election.”
Take a look at the interview in the video clip below: