Jamie Raskin Sees A Jared Kushner/Saudi Quid Pro Quo
Democratic Oversight Committee ranking member Jamie Raskin sees a quid pro quo between the Saudis and Jared Kushner.
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Rep. Jamie Raskin thinks that it is no coincidence that Jared Kushner got $2 billion from the Saudis after he and Trump helped to cover up Khashoggi’s murder.
Raskin explained the quid pro quo to CNN’s Jake Tapper:
It really starts with Jared Kushner convincing Donald Trump to use his first foreign state visit as President Of The United States to go to Saudi Arabia, which was a suggestion so shocking and startling that everybody in the Trump administration's own foreign policy group, including the secretary of state, opposed that even Trump said it was not going to work because of the horrific human rights situation in Saudi Arabia and their terrible record of abusing the rights of women and the trouble they make abroad and so on.
But nonetheless, Kushner was able to convince them somehow it would be in their best interest to do it. Trump went over there, and that began a very deep and intimate embrace with the Saudi regime and with Mohamed bin Salman covering up their human rights abuses, aligning with them in their blockade against Qatar, and then even helping to cover up for Mohamed bin Salman's order of the assassination and brutal dismemberment by drawing and quartering a "Washington Post" contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
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