The president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, returned to the U.S. from his third trip to Saudi Arabia just in time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to make an indictment.
Saturday, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner came back from his third trip to Saudi Arabia this year. POLITICO reports that a White House official said that Kushner left for his unannounced trip to the middle eastern country on October 25th and traveled via commercial airline.
Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt accompanied Kushner to Saudi Arabia. The senior advisor and his travel companions visited Saudi Arabia, Amman, Jordan, Cairo, Ramallah, and Jerusalem.
The Trump administration has shared that the strategy behind these trips is to draw in Arab leaders in an attempt to aid in bringing peace to the Middle East.
Tom Barrack, life long friend to President Trump and billionaire, said:
‘Jared has always been driven to try and solve the Israel-Palestinian dispute. The key to solving the dispute is Egypt. And the key to Egypt is Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.’
When speaking with POLITICO, the White House official didn’t say who exactly Kushner met with while in Saudi Arabia but Kushner has struck up a friendship with Mohammad Bin Salman, the crown prince.
Kushner was back in Washington D.C. on Saturday in time to attend a surprise birthday celebration for his wife at the D.C. Trump International Hotel.
In a statement to POLITICO the white house official said:
‘The Senior Advisor to the President, the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, and the Special Representative for International Negotiations recently returned from Saudi Arabia. The Senior Advisor has also been in frequent contact with officials from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
‘While these regional talks will play an important role, the President reaffirms that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between the two parties and that the United States will continue working closely with the parties to make progress toward that goal.’
On Friday, a federal grand jury reportedly approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Jared Kushner has frequently been the focus of the investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.
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