Jared Kushner slurred Jamal Khashoggi as "a terrorist masquerading as a journalist": report

Kushner is close to Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who is believed to have ordered the murder of Khashoggi

By Travis Gettys
May 30, 2019 2:04PM (UTC)
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Jared Kushner; Mohammed bin Salman (Getty/Kevin Dietsch/AP/Christophe Ena/Salon)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story
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Jared Kushner slurred slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “terrorist” during an off-the-record conversation with a reporter, according to a new book.

Michael Wolff claims in his forthcoming book, “Siege,” that Kushner — a senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law — denied Khashoggi was a journalist and excused his murder by Saudi intelligence, reported Vanity Fair.

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“This guy was the link between certain factions in the royal family and Osama (bin Laden),” Kushner said, according to Wolff. “We know that. A journalist? Come on. This was a terrorist masquerading as a journalist.”

Kushner is close to Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who is believed to have ordered the brutal October 2018 murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who lived in the United States.

“I think he’s complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi to the highest level possible,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) after meeting with CIA director Gina Haspel to discuss the slaying.

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Khashoggi was from a prominent Saudi family and had once been the royal family’s spokesman, and he had interviewed bin Laden many times since the early 1980s.


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