Fox News host Shepard Smith on Monday wondered how Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner could plead ignorance regarding a meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer.
Kushner joined his brother-in-law Donald Trump Jr. and Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort during a meeting June 2016 with Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya had promised to deliver damaging “confidential” information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
But Kushner has insisted “he didn’t even realize what that infamous meeting at Trump Tower was about,” explained Jonathan Lemire of the Associated Press.
“Okay, hang on,” Smith interrupted. “There’s an email, and at the top of that email there is a subject line — let’s look at that subject line. Here it is, this is an email from Donald Trump Jr, sent on Wednesday the 8th of June at noon or so. The subject line: ‘Russia — Clinton — private and confidential.'”
“So what he is saying is he didn’t read deep into the email and we are to believe that he didn’t read the subject line?” he added.
“That is the version he is saying,” Lemire said. “Frankly, Paul Manafort has made a similar case.”
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