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WATCH: Jared Kushner Awkwardly Dodges Khashoggi Question From Hannity

Jared Kushner sat for a rare television interview on Monday night — making a brief appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News. And though the primary subject of the conversation was criminal justice reform, the topic of Jamal Khashoggi‘s murder was broached — and the son-in-law of President Donald Trump managed to fumble his brief remarks on the topic.

Hannity did not mention reports that Kushner kept in close contact with Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman and advised him on how to deal with the international outcry over Khashoggi’s murder. But he did address the topic.

“It seems like there is a moment where there is a new alliance or new coalition emerging against Iranian hegemony, and a potentially nuclear-armed Iran,” Hannity said. “Has that process been hurt as a result of the Khashoggi killing? What is the status? I know that 17 individuals are being held responsible. And do you feel that we’ll get to the bottom of it if we haven’t already?”

Kushner’s response was as smooth as it was substantive — which is, of course, to say that it was neither of those things.

“I think our intelligence agencies are making their assessments,” Kushner said. “And we’re hoping to make sure that there’s justice brought where that should be.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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