“I say, old Chap, have you any Grey Poupon?”
Oh dear. Trump’s Fratsputin, Jared Kushner, stepped dans la merde and tracked it into the Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac: he forgot to disclose more emails between himself and other (alleged) co-conspirators on all topics Russian.
White House princeling Jared Kushner seems to have an unfortunate habit of forgetting, misplacing, or overlooking critical government documents. In July, he offered a painful mea culpa for initially filing an incomplete security-clearance form, blaming a mistake by an assistant for neglecting to mention more than 100 meetings with foreign officials, including the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. It was easy to forget conversations he’d had with Russians, he suggested, because he was so overwhelmed by e-mails and paperwork. (“It was typical for me to receive 200 or more e-mails a day during the campaign,” he said in a statement at the time. “I did not have the time to read every one, especially long emails from unknown senders or e-mail chains to which I was added at some later point in the exchange.”) In September, he once again found himself in a pickle for failing to disclose his use of a private e-mail server to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Now, the harried, forgetful senior adviser is once again under fire for failing to turn over a series of documents relevant to the Russian collusion investigation, including a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” and e-mails concerning WikiLeaks, that he allegedly forwarded to other members of the Trump campaign.
There is no crime in receiving an email. Everyone gets e-mails they did not solicit. I’ve received so many Viagra emails my laptop pops open on its own. But I digress.
Fratsputin has two problems here:
A) He chain-lettered the messages to other members of the Comrade Stupid’s 2016 Goat Rodeo Campaign, which implies that he read them and was, uh, interested.
And 2) he forgot to turn the messages over to Congress when they asked him to disclose all Russia-related communications.
Being the brightest boy in the class, it never occurred to this dim Machiavelli of Midtown that the people he chain-mailed are also under investigation? (Maybe he didn’t forward to 10 people as demanded by THE MONKEY’S PAW!!1!)
Worst. Bond. Villain. Ever.