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Democratic Congressman Suggests Jared Kushner May Have Ordered Assassination Of Khashoggi

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Joe Simonson Media Reporter

Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, suggested to CNN Friday morning that Jared Kushner potentially told the Saudi government to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The remarks came during a discussion about President Donald Trump’s reaction to the disappearance of The Washington Post contributor and political activist. (RELATED: Unseen Column By Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Appears In The Washington Post)

“Let me get to the point that I think is most disturbing right now. The reporting that Jared Kushner may have, with U.S. intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the crown prince, to MBS, in Saudi Arabia, and that the prince then may have acted on that, and one of the people that he took action against was Mr. Khashoggi,” Castro said to CNN’s Poppy Harlow.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) speaks at a news conference about the court ordered family reunification deadline on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

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 he had seen reporting suggesting an assassination plot by Kushner.

“I’ve seen reporting to that effect … that needs to be investigated.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation has seen no reports suggesting the disappearance of Khashoggi has anything to do with Kushner.

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