The Daily Beast reports:
Officials and staffers in the U.S. embassy in Riyadh said they were not read in on the details of Jared Kushner’s trip to Saudi Arabia or the meetings he held with members of the country’s Royal Court last week. And that’s causing concern not only in the embassy but also among members of Congress, according to three individuals with direct knowledge of the matter.
On his trip to the Middle East, Kushner stopped in Riyadh. While there, he met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and King Salman to discuss U.S.-Saudi cooperation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and economic investment in the region, according to the White House. But no one from the embassy in Riyadh was in the meetings, according to two sources.
Why is Jared Kushner, who couldn’t get a clearance without nepotistic intervention, having secret meetings with the Saudi government and keeping U.S. officials in the dark about the substance of the meetings? Are conflicts of interest at play here?https://t.co/vZN44abwhK
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) March 7, 2019
— David Beard (@dabeard) March 7, 2019
White House advisor Jared Kushner – who reportedly received his security clearance at the President’s insistence over the objection of intelligence officials – kept embassy officials in the dark about his meetings with Saudi leaders. That’s distressing. https://t.co/wKTnQx8JSB
— Noah Bookbinder (@NoahBookbinder) March 7, 2019