Fox's Jason Chaffetz: "I think it is an embarrassment that the United States Senate even called Jared Kushner before them"

Fox's Jason Chaffetz: "I think it is an embarrassment that the United States Senate even called Jared Kushner before them"

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From the July 24 edition of Fox News' America's News Headquarters:

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JULIE BANDERAS (HOST): Alright, I've got to get your take on Jared Kushner, his statement today. He is going to be questioned by the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. One of the questions are going to be: Did you know about the meeting? He says he did not. He said he didn't read the email chain between Donald Trump Jr. and the others, Rob Goldstone among them. 

JASON CHAFFETZ: I think it is an embarrassment that the United States Senate even called Jared Kushner before them. This does not rise to the level of a Senate inquiry. And certainly it was a different standard when, all of a sudden, you had Hillary Clinton, you had President Clinton taking millions and millions of dollars at the same time his wife is the secretary of state. 

BANDERAS: And destroying 30,000 emails, but we are talking about a meeting between two people. He was not a politician at the time. There's something to be said there.

CHAFFETZ: He was a private citizen. It's the throes of a campaign. It's ten minutes! And he is trying to get out of the meeting. Are you kidding me? Hold that same standard to the Clintons, and it would be totally different. 

Related:

Wash. Post: Kushner questioned by Senate investigators on Russia

Previously:

Fox & Friends attacks “mainstream media” for reporting on Kushner's communications with the Russians

Kushner's proposal for secret communications with Russia alarms former intelligence officials; right-wing media shrug

To right-wing media, Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer is a "nothingburger"

Fox's Jason Chaffetz: The Trump administration deserves "a lot of credit for openness and transparency"

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