According to Foreign Policy, Mr. Kushner said, “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 auditorium on Monday afternoon.”
Donald Trump’s election team could not have colluded with Russia because they were barely talking to each other, according to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and top White House advisor. “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 article paints Mr. Kushner as someone who has received too much praise in life for not really doing much of anything himself.
While speaking to the interns, the article notes, the President’s son-in-law, claimed to have personally negotiated the release of Ayan Hijazi, an imprisoned Egyptian-American charity worker. Mr. Kushner, echoing his father-in-law, said that he and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had made a “great deal” to effectuate this prisoner's release. It wasn't.
In return for a single American prisoner, the Trump administration publicly embraced the President of Egypt, a man whose regime is known for torturing and forcibly disappearing those who disagree with his autocratic regime.
Kushner was willing to abdicate long term American values in return for a short-term political win; a consistent characteristic of the Trump administration.