Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) told family friends that he was going to jail over the Trump 2016 presidential campaign alleged ties to Russia, according to the Hill.
“My poor mom, I told her to stop, you know reading whatever, I said, ‘I promise you, we didn’t do anything wrong, it’s good.’ But you know, she’d call me and say, well you know, ‘our friends were on the Upper East Side were talking with Chuck Schumer who says Jared is going to jail,’” Kushner, a former adviser to Trump, said on Lex Fridman’s podcast.
“This is like a leading senator saying these things and so it was just interesting for me to see how the whole world could believe something and be talking about it that I knew with 1,000 percent certainty was just not true,” Kushner added. “And so seeing that play out was very, very hard.”
But, Kushner’s actions during the 2016 campaign and Trump’s subsequent transition into the White House raised some questions.
Kushner was present at the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, and a Kremlin-linked lawyer who was offering dirt on Hillary Clinton. Kushner also joined Michael Flynn, Trump’s incoming national security advisor at the time, at a December 2016 meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak where they reportedly discussed setting up a secure communications line between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.
Kushner told Fridman that he spent hours testifying before Senate committees about the Trump campaign alleged ties to Russia.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller ultimately concluded that even though the Russians did interfere in the 2016 election, members of the Trump team were not complicit in their efforts.