WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has a powerful relationship with the Saudi crown prince, stated Monday that White Home officers have their “eyes broad open” in regards to the investigation into the demise of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The critic of the Saudi royal household, who was dwelling in exile in america, died on the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month.
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Saudi Arabia stated Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight.” Turkish media and officers say the 59-year-old Washington Publish columnist was attacked by a 15-man Saudi crew.
“We now have our eyes broad open,” Kushner, a presidential adviser who has developed ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, instructed CNN.
“We’re getting info in from a number of locations and as soon as these info are available, the secretary of state will work with our nationwide safety crew to assist us decide what we wish to consider, what we predict is credible and what we predict isn’t credible,” Kushner stated.
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Trump was quoted within the Publish over the weekend as enjoying down Kushner’s relations with Saudi Arabia and the crown prince.
“Jared doesn’t do enterprise with Saudi Arabia. They’re two younger guys. Jared doesn’t know him nicely or something,” he stated. “They’re simply two younger folks. They’re the identical age. They like one another I consider. Jared has finished an excellent job. I feel he’ll make peace with Israel. However there are a number of setbacks. This can be a setback for that.”