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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has said that the indictment of two of the president's former campaign aides will make the president “stronger” rather than weaker.
Speaking at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Kushner said that the indictments of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates are part of a “normal process” and that they don't directly affect Trump.
Kushner said that the indictments were part of a “witch hunt” and that they were “unfortunate” but that they would ultimately make the president stronger.
“I think it strengthens our position,” Kushner said. “It shows that the president was elected with a mandate to make America great again and that's what he's doing.”
Kushner went on to say that the indictments would help the president because they would draw attention away from his policies and toward the investigations.
“The president has a lot of things he's working on that are very important to the American people and this is a distraction,” Kushner said. “But it's a distraction that will make him stronger in the long run.”
Kushner also said that the indictments should not be taken as an indication that the president is guilty of any wrongdoing.
“The president has made it clear that he has no involvement in this and that he's not going to be implicated in any way,” Kushner said.
Kushner's comments come after the indictments of Manafort and Gates were announced by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.