As a strategy, playing dumb works when you are caught with your hand in the cookie jar.
- I didn’t know there were cookies in it.
- I was looking for my keys.
- Is that my hand?
- I didn’t realize my hand was there.
- My imaginary friend told me to do it, but I don’t know his name.
- I was getting you a cookie, because you looked like you were about to slip into a diabetic coma.
- I was going to donate the entire jar to a charity for children with cancer.
- I heard there were cookies, but when I saw they were oatmeal I left them in the jar…my assistant can verify that.
- I thought this was where you keep the nothing burgers.
- I was looking for security clearance.
“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” ~Kushner
Jared Kushner has revised and amended disclosures in his application for government White House security clearance 39 times since filing on March 9, 2017.
He has added financial disclosures, including $10 million in Kushner family real estate holdings, in all he “inadvertently omitted” 77 items.
“I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector.” ~Kushner
Jared Kushner also has added more than 100 names to his list of foreign contacts in updated security clearance forms. He claims the original form was submitted prematurely, by accident.
Jared Kushner has also confirmed four omitted contacts with Russians during Trump’s presidential campaign and transition.
“I am happy to share information with the investigating bodies, I have shown today that I am willing to do so and will continue to cooperate as I have nothing to hide.” ~Kushner
He has agreed to speak to the House and Senate committees only under the stipulation that it be out of the public eye, and NOT under oath. 🤔
“I did not suggest a ‘secret back channel,’ I did not suggest an on-going secret form of communication for then or for when the administration took office.” ~Kushner
Kushner denies requesting ‘a secret back channel’ regardless of surveilled audio tapes of a phone call between Sergey Kislyak and the Kremlin, in which Kislyak states exactly that, and voices concern over the strange request.
At a Dec. 1 2016 meeting with Kislyak, also attended by Flynn, Kushner said he discussed with the Russian ambassador setting up a private communication channel.
Wait, what? Okay, I suppose the verbiage was different in what he denied: “setting up a private communication channel was discussed,” but “setting up a secret back channel never happened.” Private and secret are not the same, although my thesaurus disagrees. Either way everything that might appear nefarious was insignificant, and everything suspicious was initially omitted by mistake.
“At no time was there any discussion about my companies, business transactions, real estate projects, loans, banking arrangements or any private business of any kind,” Kushner
Kushner admitted to meeting with Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, head of a Russian state-owned bank and ally of Vladimir Putin, on Dec. 13, 2016. He claims sanctions on Russia were not discussed, and that nothing of substance came from the meeting.
“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.” ~Kushner
In addition to the above, Kushner was named as one of the 8 ingredients in the ‘nothing burger’ meeting Don Jr had with Russians on June 9, 2016. Kushner claims he wasn’t interested in discussing “Russian adoption,” so he texted his assistant asking him to call him so he would have an excuse to leave the meeting.
It has been established that the meeting had nothing to do with Russian adoption, but rather was an offer of Hillary Clintons hacked emails.
Did I step in something? Look, I am not a professional, but I did birth three children. I can clearly see that Jared Kushner had a choice. He could admit guilt, or he could appear to be a complete moron who doesn’t understand why he’s in trouble. Kushner is choosing to play the fool.
Let’s see how that holds up with Mueller.