The Democrats and the media have been calling for Jared Kushner to lose his security clearance, be fired from his position at the White House, and, perhaps, be strung up in the streets of Washington for DARING to meet with a couple of Russian officials throughout the 2016 election. And, we’ll give it to them, they do a great job turning a whole lot of nothing into something. They’ll latch on to the smallest morsel of meat and make it look like a steak dinner, as long as you’re already predisposed to believing in their Russian collusion theory.
The problem is – and this keeps happening – when push comes to shove and they finally have to deliver on their promises, the Trump team simply shines a light on the real story and all of their theories and rumors are shown to be the illusions that they are.
Such was the case when Kushner released his statement on Monday. The 11-page missive was accompanied by a press conference outside the White House where the president’s son-in-law embarrassed the Democrat-Media alliance and flatly denied their overarching hoax.
“Let me be very clear, I did not collude with Russia nor do I know anyone in the campaign who did so,” Kushner said. “Since the first questions were raised in March, I have been consistent in saying that I was eager to share any information I have with the investigating bodies, and I have done so today. The record and documents I have voluntarily provided will show that all of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign.”
Kushner took a direct shot at the media, accusing them of using their Russia story to distract from Hillary Clinton’s abject failure as a presidential candidate.
“Donald Trump had a better message and ran a better campaign, and that is why he won,” Kushner said. “Suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him.”
In his statement, Kushner pointed out the obvious fact that the media is desperate to downplay, i.e., that a Republican nominee for president and his campaign advisors meet with hundreds of representatives from dozens of countries throughout the course of an election cycle. He said that, just by himself, he was commonly getting “200 or more emails a day” from people all over the world who wanted to speak with one of the two people who would be the next president of the United States.
“These were not contacts that I initiated, but, over the course of the campaign, I had incoming contacts with people from approximately 15 countries,” Kushner said in his statement. “To put these requests in context, I must have received thousands of calls, letters and emails from people looking to talk or meet on a variety of issues and topics, including hundreds from outside the United States. With respect to my contacts with Russia or Russian representatives during the campaign, there were hardly any.”
Kushner, in both his role as a campaign advisor and his position as a transition official, met with a few Russians on a few occasions, just as he would meet with representatives from many other countries. It was, in a phrase, no big deal. It only LOOKS like a big deal when the media runs with every little meeting and tries to make it look like a conspiracy plot. Kushner’s statement, which made a mockery of the other side’s stories of covert meetings with Russian lawyers and “back-channel” developments with Russian diplomats, proves how little “there” there is in the left’s allegations.
We’d think that the Democrats would be burying their faces in shame, but that would be to assume they had any shame to begin with.