Kushner Met With MBS, No Mention Of Khashoggi Slaying

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner stands among Saudi officials as President Donald Trump talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting i... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner stands among Saudi officials as President Donald Trump talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Saudi leaders this week, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but seems to have made no mention of the Saudis’ brutal slaying of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi last year.

From the White House read out of the meeting:

Yesterday, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and United States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook returned to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Building on previous conversations, they discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and the Trump Administration’s efforts to facilitate peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Additionally, they discussed ways to improve the condition of the entire region through economic investment.

President Donald Trump has refused time and time again to condemn the Saudis for the murder.

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  1. Miss Manners points out that it is in poor taste to remind your guests that they have authorized the torture, murder, and dismemberment of anyone.

  2. Kush says “…if you want your a-bomb, you better hurry up with more cash…”

  3. Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies…

  4. Avatar for gregor gregor says:

    The deserts of Arabia will be lines with Kushner Towers after these guys are done.

    All the warlords and tin-pot dictators of the world must be in awe of these guys on what they have been able to accomplish in the greatest democracy of history.

  5. Kushner Met With MBS, No Mention Of Khashoggi Slaying

    Of course not, after the slaying MbS talked to Kushner and told him everything that he needed to know, Kushner even offered some advise on the PR aspect (which of course blew up as it happens to pretty much everything Kushner does).

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