Jared Kushner slams Mueller report

The president's son-in-law spoke at the TIME magazine forum Tuesday, calling the report more harmful to America than Russian interference in the 2016 election.
2:45 | 04/23/19

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whatever he's done in the past, he can serve this country going forward. David? Thank you. This weekend, Jared Kushner blasting the Mueller report as more harmful to America than what the Russians did in the 2016 election. Just a short time later, Hillary Clinton was on the same stage. Here's Jonathan Karl tonight. Reporter: Jared Kushner today seemed to downplay Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, suggesting investigations into what happened have been more damaging than anything done by the Russians. You look at what Russia did, you know, buying some Facebook ads to try and sow dissent, it's a terrible thing. But I think the investigations and all of the speculation that's happened over the last two years has had a much harsher impact on our democracy than a couple of Facebook ads. Reporter: Russia's actions amounted to much more than buying some Facebook ads. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report called them sweeping and systematic, including spreading disinformation on social media, and hacking of the DNC and Clinton team. But today, Kushner suggested the Russian effort didn't amount to much. If you look at the magnitude of what they did and what they accomplished, I think the ensuing investigations have been way more harmful to our country. Reporter: Today, speaking at the same forum, Hillary Clinton, the target of Russia's interference, said their efforts amounted to an attack on democracy. She was asked about Robert Mueller's other focus, obstruction of justice. Did Donald Trump obstruct justice, as you read the incidences, as Mueller lays them out? Well, I think there is enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted. But because of the rule in the justice department that you can't indict a sitting president, the whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the congress. Jon, Nancy Pelosi was just asked about impeachment a short time ago. She said congress must first go down the path of fact-finding. But there is also news developing on the president's tax returns, the treasury department refusing? Reporter: Mnuchin says he is questioning the legality. He says he will give the answer by may 6th. Meanwhile, Democrats are weighing their options, including a possible sup subpoena.

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