"They thought we colluded, but we couldn't even collude with our local offices," Kushner said.
Blaming a disorganized presidential campaign has become a routine talking point for some Trump supporters regarding allegations that Trump associates colluded with Russian officials during the campaign.
"We were so busy just trying to keep up with the sun rising and setting on that campaign that I can't imagine anyone had the time nor the wherewithal to go out there and even do something like this," he said.
Caputo said that he "never once" discussed nor heard anyone else mention Russian involvement in the race to defeat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
He added, "The idea that somebody at that campaign would have had the forethought and the treachery ... or the resources to go out and do this is laughable."
During the meeting with interns, Kushner additionally touched on the issue of brokering a peace deal in the Middle East -- a task given to him by Trump.
"Everyone finds an issue, that, 'You have to understand what they did then' and 'You have to understand that they did this.' But how does that help us get peace? Let's not focus on that. We don't want a history lesson. We've read enough books. Let's focus on how do you come up with a conclusion to the situation," he said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a family friend whom Kushner has known since childhood.
Kushner said at the end of the recording that there may be no solution.
"So, what do we offer that's unique? I don't know ... I'm sure everyone that's tried this has been unique in some ways, but again, we're trying to