9 Key Claims In Kushner’s Statement Debunking The Russian ‘Collusion’ Narrative

“Donald Trump had a better message and ran a better campaign, and that is why he won. Suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him.”

On Monday, President Trump’s son-in-law and key advisor Jared Kushner released an 11-page statement systematically debunking the allegations involving him regarding Team Trump’s supposed “collusion” with the Russian government during the campaign and transition. Just after Kushner gave his statement to a Senate investigative committee, he held a press conference outside the White House in which he unequivocally stated that he “did not collude with Russia” nor did he know of anyone in the campaign who did.

“Let me be very clear, I did not collude with Russia nor do I know anyone in the campaign who did so,” Kushner told reporters. “Since the first questions were raised in March, I have been consistent in saying that I was eager to share any information I have with the investigating bodies, and I have done so today. The record and documents I have voluntarily provided will show that all of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign.”

In his remarks, he also took a moment to smack the media and the Democrats for using the Russian “collusion” narrative as an attempt to dismiss the success of Trump’s campaign and undermine the legitimacy of the free and fair democratic election.

“Donald Trump had a better message and ran a better campaign, and that is why he won,” Kushner said succinctly. “Suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him.”

Below are the key claims Kushner makes in his 11-page statement.

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Intolerance: Winner of Makeup Competition Disqualified Over Pro-Trump Social Media Post

The facts of this case seem to be pretty straightforward: A talented makeup artist from Kansas won a national contest, entitling her to a swanky trip to Los Angeles and a generous gift card.  After the decision was rendered, it was revealed that the victor was — gasp — supportive of President Trump, an irrelevancy that nevertheless led directly to the rescission of her crown.  In End of Discussion (of which there’s a new paperback edition with fresh content arriving on August 1st), Mary Katharine Ham and I decry the hard Left’s exhausting and obnoxious efforts to politicize every aspectof American life.  This is an egregious example of that phenomenon, wherein a woman who won a competition fair and square, on the entirely non-ideological merits, is being punished for thoughtcrimes.  Rich Lowry’s wry observation about the kerfuffle is an understatement:

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U.S. Agency Promoting Trade With Iran Despite Trump Opposition

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting increased trade with Iran, despite clear opposition to this policy by the Trump White House, according to multiple sources who described the agency’s behavior as rogue and part of a lingering effort by the former Obama administration to promote international trade with the Islamic Republic.

A July report released by USDA praises the Obama administration’s efforts to open trade with Iran following the landmark nuclear agreement that dropped major sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The report contradicts White House policy on Iran, which has taken an increasingly hardline against increased relations with Iran under President Donald Trump.

The report is being viewed by administration insiders and regional experts as the product of efforts by the former Obama administration to promote positive propaganda about Iran in a bid to boost support for the Iran deal.

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Amazon Juggernaut Sets Its Sights On Its Next Victim: The Middleman

  • The growth of Amazon has the potential to disrupt “middlemen,” particularly in the industrial space.
  • Amazon Business now has 300,000 registered corporate buyers and recently surpassed $1 billion in sales.
  • Stocks like W.W. Grainger and Fastenal could come under pressure from Amazon, analysts say.

Before it was Amazon killing the retailers. Last week it was Amazon disrupting appliances. Now there’s a broader concern: Amazon has the potential to disrupt the middleman in general, particularly those that work in the $7 trillion business-to-business (B2B) space.

Here’s the issue: If you don’t make the object you are selling, or don’t have some sort of intellectual property, or solve a pain point for a customer, then you’re just a middleman, and you are increasingly more vulnerable. The concern is that these middlemen will start losing volume because sales in general are going to the internet and because it’s increasingly difficult to get pricing.

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Kushner: ‘I Did Not Collude…I Have Been Very Transparent

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner delivered rare public remarks Monday after providing testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on the subject of Russian collusion.

Echoing claims he made in a written statement released Monday morning, Kushner contended that he has not acted inappropriately with Russia and has been fully transparent throughout the investigation into Trump’s campaign.

“Since the first questions were raised in March I have been consistent in saying that I have been eager to share any information I have with the investigating bodies, and I have done so today,” Kushner said during his public statement at the White House. “The records and documents I have voluntarily provided will show that all of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events in a very unique campaign.”

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Former Planned Parenthood Client: Defund Them. Now.

“Planned Parenthood treated me like a number toward their quota.”

On an annual basis, abortion mill Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion dollars from American taxpayers. As some Republicans push for the defunding of the scandal-ridden lucrative nonprofit in proposed health care bills, the Left has sought to fearmonger over the proposal and fashion supporters of the effort as far-right, anti-woman extremists.

“But the reality is that many women who have gone to the abortion industry for care – like myself – are some of the most vocal proponents of defunding the abortion provider,” says Ally Bowlin, writing at Live Action News. 

Bowlin explains how she succumbed to the lies of the pro-abortion movement and regretfully had an abortion. At a follow-up appointment at a Planned Parenthood facility, Bowlin says she was treated “like a number,” void of any real “care” the company so often touts.

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Everything You Need To Know About Government, In One Story

Every so often, I run across a chart, cartoon, or story that captures the essence of an issue. And when that happens, I make it part of my “everything you need to know” series.

I don’t actually think those columns tell us everything we need to know, of course, but they do show something very important. At least I hope.

And now, from our (normally) semi-rational northern neighbor, I have a new example.

This story from Toronto truly is a powerful example of the difference between government action and private action.

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