Friends of Syria

Jared Kushner. Photo supplied

Jamal Khashoggi was not the first victim of the Saudi regime allegedly hunted down and murdered. And President Donald Trump and his family, including son-in-law Jared Kushner, have meanwhile been supporting Saudi Arabia’s bizarre explanation for the murder of Washington-based Saudi journalist Khashoggi.

Trump condemned the killing and has said that he believes there was a Saudi cover-up — but will not implicate bin Salman, who Trump said has denied any role.

According to The Times of Israel, Kushner will not to alienate MbS over the grisly murder of Khashoggi, arguing that MbS could survive the outrage over the murder, just as he “weathered past criticism”.

Trump’s son-in-law has a close relationship with Bin Salman, as Bob Woodward reported in his book Fear. In a CNN interview last week, Kushner was asked: “Do you trust the Saudis to investigate themselves? It seems like MbS…

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