Joe Scarborough: Kushner just "overlooked" Russian meetings because "he's not good at disclosure forms"

Joe Scarborough: Kushner just "overlooked" Russian meetings because "he's not good at disclosure forms"

Scarborough: "The guy's going 24 hours a day. I'm not making any excuses for him, I'm just saying it was sheer chaos."

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From the September 12 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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MIKE BARNICLE: Well never mind what Mueller is probing about Jared Kushner. Just the public paper trail of Jared Kushner and [666 Fifth Avenue], the building that he paid too much for here, that he's trying to refinance, that he's been trying to refinance for some time now. That's just one item. The other item is who has he spoken to about these difficulties? From the meeting with Donald J. Trump, Jr. with the woman from Russia, to talking to the president when he was president? I mean, what is going on here? Everybody having to lawyer up after they talk to Jared Kushner?

JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): Well, Harold, he's not good at disclosure. He's not good at disclosure forms, not with people that he's met, with financial stakes that he has in things. It's been very sloppy, and in part that's because everybody was shocked that they won and that Donald Trump basically said here, you're in charge of everything. Go off, you're in charge of the world, you're in charge of redoing government. And you're in charge of all these other things. So of course, the guy's going 24 hours a day. I'm not making any excuses for him, I'm just saying it was just sheer chaos. But in that chaos, a lot of stuff was overlooked. A lot of stuff that has very dire complications legally. 

Related:

WSJ: Some Trump lawyers wanted Kushner out

Previously:

Morning Joe plays defense for Trump on transgender military ban, arguing perhaps he "didn't really want to do it"

On MSNBC, Mark Halperin pushes right-wing attack on Mueller’s fitness as special counsel

Jesse Watters says Kushner looks like a Boy Scout so he couldn't have colluded with Russia

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Joe Scarborough, Jared Kushner
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