Monday on Capitol Hill, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He did not, however, appear in an open session and he was not under oath for this casual discussion with the committee.
The reason Kushner didn’t testify under oath is two-fold:
- He’s a lying weasel who probably would have committed perjury within five minutes.
- He would have had to assert his Fifth Amendment privilege several hundred times as members of the committee asked him questions.
Rest assured, however, that while Kushner got the kid glove treatment Monday, he won’t when Special Counsel Robert Mueller hauls him in front of a federal grand jury and makes him swear to tell the truth or else.
Since we have no idea what took place behind closed doors in the Senate Intel Committee, it’s what happened as Kushner was leaving Capitol Hill that drew the most attention: A man walked up to Kushner and threw a Russian flag at him, shouting:
“Will you sign my Russian flag? Sign my Russian flag.“
Protestor pretended to be a reporter and jumped over my shoulder and threw a Russian flag at Kushner, demanding that he sign it
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 24, 2017
Damn! That’s some hardcore shit!
It was also reported that Kushner did not turn around or acknowledge the person who threw the flag–identified at Ryan Clayton–in any way. He continued walking, accompanied by his attorneys and a pair of Capitol Police agents.
And yes, there was indeed reaction on Twitter, and most of it won’t make Kushner’s father-in-law (aka President Trump) the least bit happy:
— wolfgangodilo (@wolfgangodilo2) July 24, 2017
Did he sign it or nah?
— Jose Ledesma (@HBICrunway) July 24, 2017
— Stranger Thingamabob (@MikeyMooseNC) July 24, 2017
For The Win.
— Evil Ferris (@evil_ferris) July 24, 2017
Well, Trump pretends to be a President…who jumped on, then over the shoulders of Putin to get there…
— HAL?ZZ (@adreamersview) July 24, 2017
One can only wonder what Kushner’s reaction will be when he walks into a federal prison for the first time and a guy saunters up to him and tells him he’s gonna be his “special friend.”
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