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Sarah Sanders Rips Joaquin Castro for ‘Outrageous Slanderous Lie’ About Jared Kushner

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called Rep. Joaquin Castro‘s claim that top White House aide Jared Kushner may have given the Saudi crown prince a hit list containing the name of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi “an outrageous slanderous lie.”

Earlier on Friday Castro, a member of the House intelligence committee, said this on CNN, citing “reporting” he’s seen: “Jared Kushner may have, with U.S. intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the crown prince, to MBS, in Saudi Arabia and that the prince may have acted on that, and one of the people he took action against is Mr. Khashoggi.”

Responding to a Daily Beast report of that statement, Sanders wrote, the Congressman’s “allegation is an outrageous slanderous lie without a shred of proof, it’s reprehensible for a sitting Congressman and supposed ‘news’ outlets to continue citing an article that used unnamed sources and was completely debunked.”

Castro has since walked back his claim, taking to Twitter Friday to say he was not accusing Kushner of anything, he was just calling for an investigation.

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