Intel Dem rips Jared Kushner apart for blowing off Russian election interference as just some Facebook ads
On Thursday’s edition of CNN’s “OutFront,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), second-in-command on the House Intelligence Committee and candidate for president, blasted President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for dismissing Russian interference in the U.S. election as “Facebook ads.”
“Russia did a lot more than buy some ads,” said Swalwell. “Russia attacked our democracy. The Trump team met with Russians. They never said no. They held up green lights. They expected to benefit from it. And the Mueller report says a lot of things, but it doesn’t say “Oh, by the way, these contacts stopped.”
Furthermore, he explained, it matters because it could happen again.
“And so, most importantly, what I want to know is, are there ongoing threats to our national security?” Swalwell said. “Can we expect more of this in 2020? Have we now created a permissive environment for other countries to think, ‘Well, democracy is open for business. We can all come in and get our preferred candidates elected.'”
“And so I think it’s insulting to the intelligence community’s findings, but it also, I think, doesn’t uphold our values as a democracy to say that that’s all they did,” Swalwell concluded.
Russia did a lot more than buy some Facebook ads…are we just going to let this go on through 2020? pic.twitter.com/QchDF9Trzp# p #7_8 # ad skipped = true #
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) April 26, 2019# p #8_8 # ad skipped = true #