According to a stunning new report, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman bragged about receiving classified intelligence from Jared Kushner about his “enemies.”
The Daily Mail exclusively reported that the sensitive information given to bin Salman was then used to “crackdown” on those in his country that he saw as corrupt, from princes to businessmen.
As part of the crackdown, “hundreds were rounded up” and tortured. One person even died due to torture-related injuries.
More from the report:
Sources have told DailyMail.com that the prince – known by his initials MBS – has been boasting about his close relationship with the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and the intelligence which he has told his circle Kushner passed to him.
The crackdown on ‘corruption’ in the Saudi kingdom was led by MBS and began in November, days after he had met Kushner for talks in Riyadh.
But it saw allegations of torture as hundreds were rounded up, including princes from rival parts of the Saudi royal family and some of the country’s wealthiest businessmen.
DailyMail.com revealed a photograph showing the detainees sleeping on the floor of a ballroom at the Riyadh Ritz Carlton, and disclosed that some had been tortured.
The New York Times later reported that one of the detainees had died from his injuries.
The new report comes after The Intercept reported last month that Jared Kushner was “in the pocket” of bin Salman.
As I wrote at the time, the more information we learn about Jared Kushner’s activities as a government official, the more it’s apparent that he doesn’t deserve the access to sensitive U.S. intelligence that Donald Trump has given him.
Jared Kushner should probably be in jail
According to GOP strategist Rick Wilson, if there is no presidential directive authorizing the Trump son-in-law to divulge classified intelligence, then he should be fitted for an orange jumpsuit.
I really want to see the Presidential Directive ordering Kushner to do this.
Like, a lot.
If there isn’t one, he’d better get fitted for an orange jumpsuit.https://t.co/lB368INNpi
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 5, 2018
Jared Kushner was always unqualified to assume such a high-level position. The more we learn about his conduct in this role, the more that is proven.
But this reporting shows that Kushner shouldn’t just be fired from his post and locked out of the White House for good. If true, he should face serious legal consequences.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.