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.
House Judiciary Committee considering vote to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress: report
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that the House Judiciary Committee is considering a vote to hold President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress, after a lengthy hearing on Wednesday in which Lewandowski aggressively attacked members of the committee and admitted that he routinely lies to media outlets.
This development comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told members of her caucus that she supports holding Lewandowski in contempt.
‘This person has to be very senior’: Ambassador McFaul breaks down two possible whistleblower motivations
America's former ambassador to Russia on Thursday broke down what we know about the whistleblower alleging wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.
Ambassador Michael McFaul was interviewed by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber on "The Beat."
"In my understanding, have -- having worked closely with the intelligence community, when I was in the government -- nobody that I know would go to these steps unless there was something really serious. This is not about the inappropriate use of classified material," McFaul noted. "It’s something much bigger."
"We’re talking about someone who is at a senior enough level to have this level of access, who knows the rules and knows they can lose their job or worse," Melber noted.
Georgia substitute teacher fired for allegedly putting students on racist list of ‘angels’ and ‘devils’
On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that a substitute teacher at Awtrey Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia has been fired after children complained that he was branding "black children as devils and white children as angels."
Students took pictures of the note and sent it to their parents, causing outrage.
"A substitute teacher was fired after school administration was made aware that the substitute composed two lists, one titled 'angels' and the other titled 'devils,'" said one school administrator. "The names of black and white students appeared in both columns."