Jared Kushner Ran Trump Campaign’s Digital Operation, but Did He Assist Russia in Cyberattacks?

Politics by Monique Turcot on July 13, 2017

Not so fast Jared Kushner! Before President Donald Trump’s baby-faced son-in-law and senior White House adviser rose in the ranks in D.C., he oversaw the Trump campaign’s digital operation, which is under intense scrutiny.

Now, investigators at the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the Justice Department are taking a closer look at that operation “to see if it helped guide Russia’s sophisticated voter targeting and fake news attacks on Hillary Clinton in 2016,” McClatchy reports.

Congressional and Justice Department investigators are zeroing in on whether “Trump’s campaign pointed Russian cyber operatives to certain voting jurisdictions in key states.” Coincidentally, these locations were where Trump’s digital team and Republican operatives narrowed down “unexpected weakness in voter support for Hillary Clinton.” The probe is also reportedly delving into any possible aiding of Russians in publicly releasing thousands of hacked emails of top Democrats during pivotal moments in the presidential race via WikiLeaks.

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