WC will translate that for his readers: Kushner attempted to collude with the Russians and failed. He admitted he met with the Russians, but they didn’t have the dirt on Clinton that was promised. Call it bait and switch.
Kushner claims he didn’t read his brother-in-law’s email message where Donald Trump, Jr. reported the Russian government was willing to provide dirt on Secretary Clinton. Again, WC will translate that for his readers: Another non-denial: did he talk to Junior or to Paul Manafort, or did he just go to the meeting because Junior invited him? That’s a White Queen Claim.1
Kushner claims he arrived at the meeting late and left early. Translation: Kushner is throwing former campaign chair Paul Manafort and his brother-in-law, Donald Trump, Jr., under the bus. They were present at the meeting, of course. It was instigated by Junior. Perhaps they both left early, too?
Kushner explained his notorious request for a communications channel through the Russian embassy as something that hadn’t happened. Except it did, but the Russians weren’t having any, so it didn’t. This one is particularly appalling because it involved proposed cuddling up to Syrian dictator Bashar Hafez al-Assad, currently the leading candidate for Most Despicable Human Being on the Planet.
Kushner met with Sergey N. Gorkov, the head of a Russian bank that was an is under American sanctions. Gorkov gave Kushner a piece of art and a bag of dirt from his family’s ancestral village in Belarus. “He said that he was friendly with President Putin, expressed disappointment with U.S.-Russia relations under President Obama and hopes for a better relationship in the future.” Kushner also claims he did not discuss specific issues with Gorkov. Translation: there was no need to discuss issues. Everyone knew why the meeting occurred and why Kushner didn’t disclose them. Gorkov himself was the message. His bank was frozen out of the world’s biggest economy.
Kushner claims he is “setting the record straight.” If Kushner could bag that line and sell it as fertilizer he’d make another fortune. What he has done if obfuscate, mis-cast and spin events and damning circumstances in the most favorable way possible, counting on American credulity.
And why did the Congressional committees meet with him in closed door sessions? There were not state secrets involved. Or if there were, Kusher and his kin have already hopelessly compromised them. It stinks.
WC cannot know for sure, but is pretty sure that Robert Mueller isn’t buying what Kushner is peddling.
- Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” — Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll ↩