Kushner: "Trump Campaign Was Too Incompetent To Collude With Russia"

Tyler Durden's picture

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and special adviser Jared Kushner has inadvertently produced a stunningly effective counternarrative to the allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the election in the former reality television star’s favor.

In response to a question asked during a private meeting with White House interns, Kushner joked that the shambolic Trump campaign was too disorganized and incompetent to pull off such a remarkable coup.

“They thought we colluded, but we couldn’t even collude with our local offices,” Kushner told congressional interns during a private talk at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington on Monday afternoon. The remarks were first reported by the magazine Foreign Policy, which was provided a transcription of Kushner’s remarks by an unnamed source.

The legal ramifications of Kushner's remarks weren't lost on Foreign Policy, which noted that Kushner’s characterization of the campaign could lay the foundation for an effective defense should Special Counsel Robert Mueller decide to pursue criminal charges.

“For investigators attempting to determine whether Trump’s associates knowingly worked with Russia to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a defense claiming chaos and confusion might be the key difference between criminal behavior and incompetence.”

It might even be enough to satisfy Congressional investigators who’re looking into Kushner’s role in a June 2016 meeting organized by Donald Trump Jr. and UK publicist Ron Goldstone where the Trump was promised compromising material on Hillary Clinton, but instead received a pitch about repealing the Magnitsky Act. Kushner reportedly left the meeting after ten minutes, and claims he didn’t see the exchange about what Trump has described as an attempt to procure “opposition research” in an email chain forwarded to Kushner’s blackberry.

Kushner answered a question about Mueller’s investigation, though he appeared reluctant to speak in detail, essentially answering with a shrug.

“After his talk, Kushner answered questions from interns on issues including the investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia and his SF-86 clearance forms.


“We don’t know where it’s going,” he said, when asked about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.”

Kushner also played down the many absences in his foreign travel and contacts disclosure form while applying for a security clearance. Kushner has previously said that the omissions were caused by a miscommunication between himself and one of his assistants. Kushner has since updated those forms multiple times to include meetings that were highlighted in media accounts.

“’There are 127 pages on the SF-86, but there are only two you guys have to worry about,’ he said. ‘Make sure you guys keep track of where you travel.’


Kushner said he didn’t track contacts because he didn’t expect to get into politics, though he worked on his father-in-law’s campaign from the early stages.”

According to FP, Kushner also bragged about Trump’s freeing of an Egyptian-American nonprofit worker who was being held in Cairo. The worker, Aya Hijazi, was freed after Trump publicly embraced Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

“Kushner said they made a ‘great deal’ with Sisi, who had ‘basically destroyed the Muslim Brotherhood,” by taking him aside and asking for a better arrangement.’”

Ironically, the account of Kushner’s remarks was leaked even after the intern director warned those present not to leak the contents of the speech, was meant to be off the record. The director had apparently heard a rumor that some of the attendees wanted to hand over notes to their congressional offices, which may have leaked them to journalists.

“I’m a lot more comfortable talking to you guys today ’cause there isn’t any press,” Kushner said.

It’s truly unfortunate that Trump fired Anthony Scaramucci before he could clean house at the White House internship program.

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c2nnib2l's picture

Silver flash crash lol 

Looney's picture


If anyone is worrying about Artificial Intelligence (AI) fucking us up, please stop!

Our Natural Stupidity (NS) will do the job.

Looney   ;-)

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Shut up, you skinny little Kabbalah jew fucker.  Go build some more sky scrapers that look like a dong.

peddling-fiction's picture

But first pay off your 666 property debts.

Reality Creator's picture

With no sarcasm, no cynicism, no irony and in all seriousness I say that the West Wing cast and crew could do a better job than the trump administration. Maybe you don't like their politics, but in terms of competency, they'd do a better job. The trump administration is staffed by amateurs and they have no idea how to run the executive branch of government.

peddling-fiction's picture

If you want to bring down an Empire, are they not the right crew for the job?

Occident Mortal's picture

I'm not so sure, there are so many four star Generals holding crucial cabinet positions it's starting to look like a coup.

unsafe-space-time's picture

Any ball-less, degenerate, cuck can emulate a ballsack with enough connections and money. If he wasn't part of Club of Satan he would be turning tricks on the street corner.

python_snake's picture

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tmosley's picture

Until there is one in the Oval Office behind the desk, there isn't. He's just taking advice on war-like issues from some of the best warmakers in the world. That have ever been, really.

fulliautomatix's picture

Them's looking to be the only issues dealt with... which is worrying in itself.

fleur de lis's picture

Kushner is getting on the job training.

After everything else that has happened he should know without being told to keep his mouth shut.

if he really wants to help he can do something about our crumbling infrastucture and better buildings for a growing population.




MasterChef's picture

"It might even be enough to satisfy Congressional investigators..."  

That's hilarious 

nmewn's picture

I think they are doing one helluva job.

I mean granted, it didn't take much effort or brain power to expose the Alinsky media or the DOJ as worthless POS patrons of the Deep State instead of the people but he's got three and a half moar years!

Enjoy the bonfire, have a marshmallow ;-)

duo's picture

I'd rather have amateurs than professional crooks, I mean politicians, any day.

Bes's picture

TRUMP et al

are looking more desperate everyday

ingornance/incompetence doesn't work for the plebes if they break the law

so fuck all if it should for the oligarchs


Occident Mortal's picture

I'm not sure, there are so many four star Generals creeping around the place it's starting to look like a defacto coup de tat.

MarsInScorpio's picture

To All:

The post by HelluvaEngineer is a perfect example of AI posting.

Note the complete lack of reference to anything contained in Looney's post. It could have been posted after any post in the thread.

This content utility is one of the hallmarks of AI composition. The truth is that the AI program had no idea who it was trashing, or why; it's job is to take a handle and post as quickly as possible after a new ZH post goes up so that it will be at the top of the thread, and therefore, seen by most readers who delve into the comments.

Its programmers obviously put a requirement in that it must be a reply, otherwise the post would be too obviously unhuman since it would be a "dissing post" that is dissing no one.

To the HE programmers: We are tracking your work, cataloging your style, and looking for ways to disable your ability to AI humans with your lunatic posts.

Meanwhile, E S & D.


Billy the Poet's picture

The post by HelluvaEngineer is a perfect example of AI posting.

Note the complete lack of reference to anything contained in Looney's post. It could have been posted after any post in the thread.


It's been a ZH tradition for years to use the first post and replies to it for general comments on the article without necessarily referring to the previous comment. It has nothing to do with AI.

Right-on Left-off's picture


Artificial Stupidity has already got us by the throat and the balls.  What's to worry about?

caconhma's picture

Every fucking POS in the Trump's administration has his own opinion and is talking to everybody who is ready to listen. Then Trump complains about leaks. Incredible.

If the Trump election campaign was so incompetent then why did Trump won? Something is not kosher!


pot_and_kettle's picture

aaaand.. say goodbye Jared

Juggernaut x2's picture

So did Jared the J-Bag actually say "Trump campaign was too incompetent to collude with Russia" or was that a paraphrase?

earleflorida's picture

where the fuck do they get these guys?

he marries trump's daughter to gain access, as all dual operatives do... and works directly with the likud` cabal.

yeah, he performed miracles during trumps campaign???


what connections does this Zio`plant have!

and poor ivanka now knows the score that she's been just a turn-key WH bride-of-Zionist, in a loveless marrage.

this guy belongs in prison like his dad--- score one for christie!

NoPension's picture

He married Trump's daughter for dat ass.

tmosley's picture

Wouldn't that be nice? Solve the collusion problem and get rid of a rat faced kike.

duo's picture

Dammit, confiscate all cell phones before you talk to "interns" or anyone for that matter.

fulliautomatix's picture

...and freedom of association goes *poof*


There are a lot of whores in Babylon.................

nmewn's picture

Rope-a-dope ;-)

Yen Cross's picture

 Kushner looks like a younger version of the vampire master in the "Underworld" movies franchise.

Yen Cross's picture

  Kushner looks like the file clerk in "Beetlejuice".


earleflorida's picture

Alert_--- we got a rabid jew on board the ZH train tonight---

give-en the ZH`Samson option--- go back to the 'burning bush' and cook your offspring as i command!?! 

Yen Cross's picture

 When have you EVER heard me make fun of any religion?

   Jared Cushner has the stature of a Graham Cracker.

tmosley's picture

I don't know what you are talking about, but I heard that there was a nickel at the back of every oven, but you can only see it when it is switched on. Look hard, fellow non-goyim!

Yen Cross's picture

 Q- What's faster than a Shekel rolling down the Temple Mount path?


  A-  I don't know, because I'm not Jewish, but have some really good friends that are.

Ballin D's picture

The author talks cryptically about defense of charges but no crime has been identified.

BGO's picture

Someone remind how this guy is qualified to do anything other than work at Dunkin Donuts.


nmewn's picture

Once you go Barack you can never go back.

Ross123's picture

If he is so stupid how come he was able to completely outplay the Alphabet/Googgle machine in the social media war in the campaign ? Kushner didn't know anything about social media 9 months out from the election but he talked to the right people and hired the right team and did it. There was an interview in Forbes withEric Schmitt who acknowledged they got beaten by Kuschner.

hoytmonger's picture

How about investigating collusion with Sheldon Adelson?

nmewn's picture

How about investigating Debbie Wassername colluding to be a porn star?


shovelhead's picture

I laughed so hard the dog pooped a little.

Ms No's picture

The PC term is now adult film star nmewn.  Saying porn star isn't illegal yet (They're working on it.  Just like with normalizing pedophilia) but it is frowned upon. 


booboo's picture

DWS is a registered trademark of Boner Killers and Stiffy Soft Inc and any likeness Must have the expressed permission of Dewey Cheetum and Howe PA prior to use. Vision Impaired Mature Audiences Intended.

Yen Cross's picture

funny!  Nice job nmewn.


redmudhooch's picture

But but, the Russians had to have hacked the election, Hillary was such a perfect, flawless candidate.

You goin' to jail Hillary.

Dr. Engali's picture

If Trumps's campaign was that incompetent and he still won what's that say about Hillary's campaign?