Sources Close to Jared Kushner Deny Report He’s Telling Trump to Stand By Saudi Crown Prince
Sources close to Trump son-in-law, reported Saudi prince What’s App pal, and top White House aide Jared Kushner deny that he is encouraging President Donald Trump to stand by Mohammad Bin Salman, also known as MBS, in wake of the controversy surrounding Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi‘s disappearance and possible murder.
In a New York Times article published earlier today, the Times reported that Kushner has been telling Trump that like the Saudi crown prince’s past atrocities — including MBS’s involvement in the death of a busload of children — the controversy over Khashoggi will pass eventually.
Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East adviser, has been urging the president to stand by Prince Mohammed, according to a person close to the White House and a former official with knowledge of the discussions.
Mr. Kushner has argued that the outrage over Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance and possible killing will pass, just as it did after other Saudi errors like the kidnapping of the prime minister of Lebanon and the killing of a busload of children in Yemen by a Saudi airstrike.
Kushner’s close relationship with Saudi crown prince has been the subject of media scrutiny in recent days and has been linked to his reported unwillingness to make waves with MBS.
A source close to Kushner, though, has denied that the Times report is accurate, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
FWIW a source close to Kushner denies this is accurate https://t.co/ZdaH25kpcq
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 18, 2018
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