• Jared Kushner's close relationship with Saudi officials is reportedly the result of a 2-year influence mission

    7 days ago - By Chron

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
    Jared Kushner was reportedly the target of Saudi efforts to influence the Trump administration.
    Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, developed a close relationship with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and are even on a first-name basis, according to a New York Times report.
    The relationship has cemented the crown prince in Kushner's priorities, as he defended him to the Trump administration after US intelligence agencies concluded he was responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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