Kushner Downplays Russian Interference as a ‘Couple of Facebook Ads,’ Says Mueller Probe Was Worse for Country
Jared Kushner has brushed off Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. elections…????...reducing their interference into what he said were “a couple of Facebook ads”...????...arguing that Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year-long investigation has been worse for the country.????In his first public interview since the release of the redacted Mueller report, at the 2019 Time 100 Summit…????...the White House adviser and son-in-law to President Trump said this...????SOT Kushner??“...you look at you know, what Russia did you know, buying some Facebook ads to try and sow dissent and do it, and it’s a terrible thing but I think the investigation and all the speculation that’s happened for the last two years has had a much harsher impact on our democracy…”????Moderator and Time reporter Brian Benett pointed out that the Mueller report showed Russia organized real life events…????...and were involved in hacking and stealing documents from the Democratic Party.????When asked why the Trump campaign didn’t publicly come out and reject Russia’s overtures to help them win the presidency…????...Kushner said “we didn’t know Russia was doing what they were doing”.????Despite Mueller’s findings revealing several instances where Russian operatives tried to assist the Trump camp but found no concrete collusion.?????...Kushner leaned into the latter part of the Mueller report...????...which found insufficient evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Kushner suggested...????...that everything he and Trump have said about the investigation were now “fully authenticated.”