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Jared Kushner gets shut down after complaining Mueller hurt America more than Russian meddling

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Jared Kushner, senior advisor and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, told TIME magazine senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett at the 2019 TIME 100 Summit that the Mueller report was worse for the country than Russia’s “Facebook ads” — and got shut down after he took it a step too far, claiming the president’s 2016 campaign was blind to the Kremlin’s efforts to hack the election.

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“We ran a very untraditional campaign, and we had a lot of outsiders coming in,” Kushner said by way of excusing the Trump campaign’s cozying up to a foreign adversary. “In the beginning we couldn’t get a lot of the people from Washington to work with the campaign.”

“You look at what Russia did, buying some Facebook ads to try to sow dissent, and do it, and it’s a terrible thing,” Kushner went on. “I think the investigations and all of the speculation that’s happened for the last two years has had a much harsher impact on our democracy than a couple Facebook ads.”

“It was a lot more than a few Facebook ads,” protested Bennett. “There were Russian operatives organizing real events during the campaign. It had a real world impact on their social media campaign.”

“Not only that, but Russia was actively hacking and stealing documents, that they then systematically released at certain key points during the campaign,” Bennett continued. “One of the biggest things that doesn’t sit well with the public is why didn’t the Trump campaign openly say ‘Russia, we don’t need your help, we don’t want your help. please stop?'”

“First of all, in the campaign we didn’t know that Russia was doing what they were doing,” Kushner said but Bennett slapped him down.

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“By October 6th the U.S intelligence services did make the assessment public,” Bennett said. “That Russia was involved in a social media campaign to influence the election.”

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Trump is desperate and clinging to anything he can use — including overt threats of violence

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Donald Trump, by design, is a chaos monster who shovels crap out faster than people can process it. Unencumbered by normal human qualities like empathy or conscience, Trump can bounce from one awful behavior from another — grifting, sexual assault and harassment, racism, lying, conspiracy-mongering, criminal schemes — with astonishing speed, doing more wicked deeds in a day that what most aspiring villains can accomplish in a year or even a lifetime.

This article was originally published at Salon

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‘Cowardly’ and ‘shameful’: Critics say Trump’s refusal to release mid-year economic forecast an obvious election year ploy

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"It gets them off the hook for having to say what the economic outlook looks like."

Administration officials have confirmed that the White House, breaking with decades of precedent, will not publish a mid-year economic forecast—a decision critics said is an obvious move to shield President Donald Trump from the political implications of a tanking economy ahead of November's election.

"Trump figures if he doesn't tell people they're out of work, they won't know they're out of work," tweeted writer Gerry Conway.

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Internet stunned as pro-Trump reporter uses White House briefing to suggest the president depose Joe Scarborough

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At Thursday's White House briefing, OANN reporter Chanel Rion suggested to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany that President Donald Trump should welcome a defamation suit from MSNBC host and former congressman Joe Scarborough — so that Trump can depose him and further investigate the conspiracy theory that he murdered staffer Lori Klausutis.

Even McEnany herself seemed taken aback by the suggestion, saying "I have no further comments."

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Here's OAN's Chanel Rion asking Kayleigh McEnany about the possibility of Trump deposing Joe Scarborough in a lawsuit to find out if the MSNBC host actually killed Lori Klausutis. pic.twitter.com/rDyQlpMnov

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