Story Continued Below  "You look at what Russia did, buying some Facebook ads and trying to sow dissent." It's a terrible thing, "Kushner, who is also the president's son-in-law, said in an on-stage interview at TIME 100 Summi "But I think the investigations and all the speculation that has happened over the last two years has a much harsher impact on our democracy than a couple of Facebook ads."
Despite Kushner's claims that the Kremlin's election interference efforts were little more than a handful of paid Facebook posts, the report submitted by Mueller's detailed and multi-faceted operation that included social media posts written and targeted to sow division, as well as cyberattack efforts targeting 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as well as her campaign and Democratic National Committee. The Russian government, which Mueller concluded was acted because it felt it would benefit from a Trump presidency, later distributed hacked emails stolen from Clinton and others via the online publisher WikiLeaks and other outlets
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Kushner, however, downplayed the scope of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, partly because of the relatively light financial investment in Facebook ads
"I think they said they spent $ 160,000. I spent $ 160,000 on Facebook every three hours during the campaign, "he said. "If you look at the magnitude of what they did, the ensuing investigations were way more damaging."
Kushner was one of the President's closest aides to sit for an interview with the special counsel. The redacted version of Mueller's report published last week revealed that the investigators did not find sufficient evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, but said the campaign's president was aware of Kremlin's activities and knew he would benefit from them  This article was tagged under: