Monday, July 24, 2017 by JD Heyes
While Americans continue to suffer under the tyranny and economic depravity of Obamacare and corporations continue to pay much more than their “fair share” in profits to the most wasteful entity on planet earth — the U.S. government — lawmakers remain much more interested in chasing Russian ghosts.
The “Trump-Russia collusion” narrative that has been pushed by the Deep State, #nevertrump bureaucracy and their sycophantic media allies since before Donald J. Trump was inaugurated is now starting to consume his inner circle, and that includes his family. Son-in-law Jared Kushner is scheduled to testify before House and Senate intelligence committees beginning Monday, where lawmakers hope to ‘learn more about’ his and Team Trump’s alleged pre-election ‘involvement’ with the Kremlin.
But if what Kushner said in a published statement is any indication, the only thing that will happen over those two days is that taxpayers will have funded yet another chapter in the never-ending series known as “The Trump Witch Hunt,” which has featured lots of smoke, many mirrors, a healthy dose of fake news and no proof whatsoever that the allegations are true.
“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government. I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector,” Kushner said, as reported by Reuters.
That’s about as straightforward a denial as it gets — and what’s more, it’s about as public of a straightforward denial as it gets. And remember, he’s testifying before congressional committees, assumedly under oath. Plus, given the leaky nature of the Deep State these days, we have to assume that if Kushner says anything privately that differs from his public statement, we’ll know about it. (Related: More fake news: White House DENIES Trump had 2nd “meeting with Putin,” as media continues to push bogus “collusion” narrative.)
So, why is this testimony even happening? What is so important about it as it pertains to this “Russia” thing?
For one, lawmakers — probably Democrats, mostly, but no doubt some Republicans too — want to know about last year’s meeting with the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who allegedly had Kremlin-supplied dirt on Hillary Clinton. What did Jared know and when did he know it?
No problem, as The National Sentinel reported; that’s a waste of time, too.
“I actually emailed an assistant from the meeting after I had been there for ten or so minutes and wrote ‘Can u pls call me on my cell? Need excuse to get out of meeting,’” Kushner said in his statement.
But wait — didn’t Kushner attempt to ‘set up a back channel to Moscow’ as well? Yeah, that.
No, not really. As Reuters reported:
Kushner said he first met Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in Washington in April 2016 and shook hands. He said he did not recall phone calls with Kislyak between April and November of that year as reported Reuters in May, had found no evidence of the calls in phone records and was skeptical they took place.
In a meeting with Kislyak after the election, on Dec. 1, Kushner said he articulated a desire for the United States to make a fresh start with Russia.
“The fact that I was asking about ways to start a dialogue after Election Day should of course be viewed as strong evidence that I was not aware of one that existed before Election Day,” said Kushner.
Makes sense to us.
He further noted that the Russian diplomat wanted to know if Trump’s transition office featured a secure line that would facilitate a conversation about Syria with Russian generals; Kushner said there wasn’t, then suggested they might arrange something via an existing secure channel at the Russian embassy — an idea that Kislyak said was not feasible. So they agreed to follow up with everything after Trump’s inauguration.
Wow, some “collusion.”
“Nothing else occurred,” Kushner said. “I did not suggest a ‘secret back channel’” as reports suggested he did. Fake news; nothing new there.
Meanwhile, taxpayers get to foot the bill for another nothing burger round of testimony over phony reports regarding a fake narrative — while Obamacare continues to destroy our pocketbooks and our companies continue paying the highest corporate tax rates in the developed world.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.