Kushner Downplays Russia Election Interference
One of the most influential voices in the White House tried to minimize Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
- Published 23 April 2019
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NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, is downplaying Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Kushner, one of the most influential voices in the White House, minimized Russia’s involvement by describing it “as buying some Facebook ads” and trying to “sow dissent.” He added that he thought the investigations into the interference “had a much harder impact on our democracy” than what Russia actually did. Kushner’s remarks…