Robert Mueller was accused of the one crime that could ruin him for good
Robert Mueller’s two-year-long witch hunt is finally over.
Now the focus will shift onto how this hoax started in the first place.
And Robert Mueller was accused of the one crime that could ruin him for good.
Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner sat for an interview at the Time 100 event.
During his time on stage, Kushner was asked about the Mueller Report and supposed Russian interference.
Kushner dismissed the pittance Russia spent on social media ads and noted that Robert Mueller’s two-year witch hunt based on the hoax about Russian collusion did more to sow discord in America than a few Facebook memes posted by Russian troll farms.
Senior Trump administration adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday that the 22-month Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller was “more harmful” to the United States than Russian election interference Mueller was charged with investigating.
During a rare interview covering a wide range of hot-button issues at the TIME 100 Summit, Kushner claimed Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election to aid President Donald Trump amounted to “a couple Facebook ads.”
“You look at what Russia did, buying some Facebook ads and trying to sow dissent. It’s a terrible thing,” Kushner said in his first public remarks since Mueller’s report was released last week. “But I think the investigations and all of the speculation that’s happened for the last two years has a much harsher impact on our democracy than a couple Facebook ads.”
Was Robert Mueller’s witch hunt more damaging to American democracy than alleged Russian election meddling?
On the merits, Kushner is correct.
The fake news likes to focus on the number of Americans reached by the Russian Facebook ads, but, in the final month of the election, the Russians didn’t even spend enough money on social media ads to tip a tightly contested congressional race.
By contrast, Mueller’s investigation – which was based on a hoax – paralyzed the American government and nearly led to the ousting of a President.