Jared Kushner told Axios on HBO why he took 2016 Trump Tower meeting:
JONATHAN SWAN: My question to you is why didn't you pick up the phone and tell the FBI? It was an email that said the Russian government was trying to help, why didn't you do that?
JARED KUSHNER: We're in a place now where people are playing Monday morning quarterback & they're being so self-righteous. Let me put you in my shoes at that time. OK, I'm running 3 companies, I'm helping run the campaign. I get an email that says show up at 4:00 instead of 3:00 to a meeting that I'd been told about earlier.
I didn't know what the hell it was about. I show up at the meeting. I stay for 15 minutes. It's a clown show. I text my assistant to say give me a call to get me the hell out of here, this is a waste of time. I never would have thought about that meeting again.
Had there been something that actually had been nefarious maybe we would have done something, but the reality is the meeting was a total waste of time...
JONATHAN SWAN: Would you call the FBI if it happened again?
JARED KUSHNER: I don't know, it is hard to do hypotheticals, but the reality is we were not given anything that was salacious.