Report: Kushner Allegedly Involved In Saudi Murder Of Washington Post Journalist
According to Britain’s The Spectator, a source familiar with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry says a whistleblower is claiming that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner was involved in the arrest of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — which ultimately led to the journalist’s brutal slaying.
The publication said its source revealed that there are currently seven whistleblowers involved in the inquiry, and at least one has spoken to the issue of Kushner.
In particular, the whistleblower noted a call between Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and “is said to have ‘concerns’ about what was said on the call about the president’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. Kushner himself is known to have a very close relationship with MBS.”
Concerns over Kushner’s sharing of sensitive information with MBS reportedly were raised earlier in Trump’s tenure: “information Kushner had requested from the CIA would (allegedly) be echoed back in US intercepts of calls between members of the Saudi royal family. One source said this was why Kushner lost his intelligence clearances for a while.”
The whistleblower claims that Kushner also gave MBS the go-ahead to arrest Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist with The Washington Post. Khashoggi was ultimately murdered and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
A second source told the publication that Turkish intelligence has an intercept of the call between Kushner and MBS — and that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used it as leverage to persuade Trump to move U.S. troops out of northern Syria ahead of Turkey’s invasion last month.
House Intelligence Committee investigators reportedly have all of this information and know the identities of the individuals blowing the whistle on the matter.