Neither President Donald Trump nor most of his closest advisers had a second of experience in governmental leadership before heading to D.C. That includes Trump son-in-law and perpetually multitasking adviser Jared Kushner, whose corrupt bumbling has now been directly implicated in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi authorities. He’d already been alleged to have passed info to the Saudis about dissidents opposing their regime. Now, a report in Spectator USA claims he gave the “green light” for the arrest of Khashoggi specifically, who was a U.S. resident — and apparently, the House Intelligence Committee already knows and is investigating.
The report comes from an anonymous columnist who goes by Cockburn in the publication, a British last name. According to the allegations, there are a full seven whistleblowers ready to share information with House investigators looking into the Trump administration’s corruption. It’s one of those purported whistleblowers who’s apparently already reported info about a phone conversation between Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Spectator USA says:
‘He or she is said to have had ‘concerns’ about what was said on the call about the president’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner… Kushner (allegedly) gave the green light to MBS to arrest the dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was later murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.’
The column notes that information that Kushner shared from the CIA with his Saudi counterparts apparently ended up in recorded conversations between members of the Saudi royal family, and that’s apparently at least one of the reasons that for some time, Kushner lost his high-level security clearance. He’d been operating with a “temporary” one while his background check proceeded essentially ever since joining the White House.
Although Kushner okaying the arrest of a journalist is troubling enough on its own, Spectator USA says that the story continues from there. Apparently, Turkish authorities somehow got their hands on info about the phone conversation between Kushner and bin Salman in which crucial details about the administrations’ relationship can be heard. Allegedly, Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan then used the material as leverage “to get Trump to roll over and pull American troops out of northern Syria before the Turks invaded,” which happened just recently, shortly after Trump and Erdogan spoke on the phone.
Infamously, the president and his associates have sought to ignore issues surrounding both Khashoggi and the Syrian situation. Trump responded to evidence implicating Saudi leaders in Khashoggi’s murder by essentially burying his head in the sand and baselessly claiming it wasn’t credible. Meanwhile, he consistently downplayed the impact of Turkey invading northern Syria to attack Kurdish allies to the U.S. after American troops abruptly got out of the way, claiming that the Kurds are “not angels” so it didn’t really matter or something.
These are but a few of the issues coming to a head in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which has already heard from numerous witnesses and is continuing avidly, no matter what belligerent rants Trump would like to throw out as an attempted distraction.