by Joe Simonson
Rep. Joaquin Castro, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, told CNN Friday morning that Jared Kushner potentially told the Saudi government to kill Jamal Khashoggi.
The remarks came during a discussion about President Donald Trump’s reaction to the disappearance of The Washington Post columnist and political activist.
“Let me get to the point that I think is most concerning right now. The reporting that Jared Kushner, with US intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the Crown Prince, MBS, of SAudi Arabia, and then the prince may have acted on that, and one of the people he took action against was Mr. Khashoggi,” Castro said to CNN’s Poppy Harlow.
Harlow proceeded to interrupt Castro to inform viewers that she had not seen any reporting to that effect and asked Castro where he had heard such information.
Castro insisted that he had seen reporting suggesting an assassination plot by Kushner.
“I’ve seen reporting to that effect… that needs to be investigation.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation has seen no reports remotely suggesting that the disappearance of Khashoggi has anything to do with Kushner.
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