White House senior advisor Jared Kushner was praised for his deception skills on MSNBC — by his own biographer.
Kushner biographer Vicky Ward was interviewed by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber on his show, “The Beat.”
The host played a clip of Kushner whitewashing the role Russia played during the 2016 presidential election. Kushner has been widely panned for the remarks, with Fox News anchor Shepard Smith having said on air, “Kushner’s diminishment of Russian interference is deceptive.”
“I think what you saw this morning was a master class by Jared Kushner, he is an entirely plausible liar,” Ward said.
Ward is the author of the 2019 book Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
“You have to separate style from substance, his style was smooth, polished,” she explained. “This is what makes him so dangerous.”
“You listen to what he says and it is terrifying, right?” she continued.
Melber asked Ward about Shepard Smith’s remarks on Fox News.
“Good for Shep Smith, right? He called it right,” she argued.
“I would say for Jared Kushner, it is probably not great when you lose Fox News — you’ve kind of reach the end of the line,” she added.
GOP leader McCarthy swats aside Fiona Hill’s national security testimony debunking his Ukraine conspiracy theory
On Thursday, during one of the final scheduled impeachment hearings this week, National Security Council official Fiona Hill demolished President Donald Trump's conspiracy theory that Ukraine, rather than Russia, meddled in the 2016 election, calling it a "fictional narrative" and noting that it originated with the Kremlin itself.
But in conversation with reporters, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) flatly disbelieved Hill's testimony, and insisted he still held onto the theory.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told me that he was not going to lose any GOP votes during impeachment.
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Trump’s personal interests have directly undermined national security and election integrity: CNN correspondent
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," correspondent Jim Sciutto broke down a key takeaway from the impeachment hearings.
"We are one year away — less than a year away from the next election, three years after Russia, with consequence, interfered, meddled in the 2016 election," said Sciutto. "One thing is clear from everybody who testified, the president of the United States never expressed any interest in defending the U.S. against that kind of interference. What he did, he was interested in a whole lot of other stuff that undermines that goal of defending U.S. elections from Russian interference, one of which Fiona Hill highlighted there, presenting an alternate explanation, a false one it was Ukraine that somehow hacked the DNC server, not Russia."