The New York Times reports:
Mr. Kushner’s support for Prince Mohammed in the moment of crisis is a striking demonstration of a singular bond that has helped draw President Trump into an embrace of Saudi Arabia as one of his most important international allies.
But the ties between Mr. Kushner and Prince Mohammed did not happen on their own. The prince and his advisers, eager to enlist American support for his hawkish policies in the region and for his own consolidation of power, cultivated the relationship with Mr. Kushner for more than two years, according to documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The New York Times.
A delegation of Saudis close to the prince visited the United States as early as the month Mr. Trump was elected, the documents show, and brought back a report identifying Mr. Kushner as a crucial focal point in the courtship of the new administration.
You really MUST read the full article to see how the Saudis expertly lured the doofus Kushner into doing their bidding.
This is INSANE. –> After Khashoggi’s murder, “Mr. Kushner has offered the crown prince advice about how to weather the storm, urging him to resolve his conflicts around the region and avoid further embarrassments.” https://t.co/Yx59AdwQja
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) December 8, 2018
Saudi Arabia reportedly saw Jared Kushner as an impressionable target https://t.co/U9j5sSqXDh
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 8, 2018
The NY Times just released an eye-opening report on Jared Kushner’s ongoing chats with Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman, including advice on how to “weather the storm” https://t.co/ju3lMdJHUE pic.twitter.com/T8RAdDZ1fX
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) December 8, 2018
Why wouldn’t the House of Saud and the House of Trump & Kushner get along famously? Corrupt oligarchs have a lot in common. Birds of a feather flock together. https://t.co/1szD6xaWio
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 8, 2018