The Young Turks (3/30/18)
The Saudi crown prince has boasted that Jared Kushner is “in [his] pocket” because, he says, Kushner fed him top-secret U.S. intelligence to crack down on critics within the Saudi royal family. Kushner reportedly also promised he would get Rex Tillerson fired as U.S. Secretary of State. Kushner has warped U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East in an apparent attempt to secure desperately needed funding for his failing real estate empire.
Editor’s Note To The Above Video…
By Mark L. Taylor
The Commoner Call (4/5/18)
When Trumputin came to power he promised America his staff would be populated by the “best people”. As one Trumputin adviser after another peels off in disgrace we see the lie of that promise. No single White House character represents the lie more so than son-in-law Jared Kushner. As his family faces financial ruin over a looming balloon payment for their (appropriately located) 666 5th Avenue property, Jared and his convicted fraudster father, Charles, have been scrambling for money — any money — including from Arab oligarchs and corrupted royalty.
The video below documents Jared’s sordid recent efforts to obtain Middle East funding, using — it would appear — sensitive US intelligence. The video gives a good overview but at the very end there is a news nugget on long time close Trump adviser George Nader. It’s the kind of nugget that in a previous administration would make headlines across the nation but given the pervasive toxic blend of Trumputin’s gang it just slips by like a grease ball in the Mississippi. The item comes up beginning at the 15-minute mark in the video.
These truly are the “best people” Trumputin has to offer…
Saudi Crown Prince Boasted That Jared Kushner Was “In his pocket”
By Alex Emmons, Ryan Grim & Clayton Swisher
The Intercept (3/21/18)
UNTIL HE WAS stripped of his top-secret security clearance in February, presidential adviser Jared Kushner was known around the White House as one of the most voracious readers of the President’s Daily Brief, a highly classified rundown of the latest intelligence intended only for the president and his closest advisers.
Kushner, who had been tasked with bringing about a deal between Israel and Palestine, was particularly engaged by information about the Middle East, according to a former White House official and a former U.S. intelligence professional.
In June, Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman ousted his cousin, then-Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, and took his place as next in line to the throne, upending the established line of succession. In the months that followed, the President’s Daily Brief contained information on Saudi Arabia’s evolving political situation, including a handful of names of royal family members opposed to the crown prince’s power grab, according to the former White House official and two U.S. government officials with knowledge of the report. Like many others interviewed for this story, they declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about sensitive matters to the press.
In late October, Jared Kushner made an unannounced trip to Riyadh, catching some intelligence officials off guard. “The two princes are said to have stayed up until nearly 4 a.m. several nights, swapping stories and planning strategy,” the Washington Post’s David Ignatius reported at the time.
What exactly Kushner and the Saudi royal talked about in Riyadh may be known only to them, but after the meeting, Crown Prince Mohammed told confidants that Kushner had discussed the names of Saudis disloyal to the crown prince, according to three sources who have been in contact with members of the Saudi and Emirati royal families since the crackdown. Kushner, through his attorney’s spokesperson, denies having done so. …