This transcript story of Jamal Khashoggi’s last moments is gruesome, so fair warning. But what is damning is that Comrade Stupid’s Fratsputin Jared Kushner gave Crown Prince Bone Saw PR advice to handle the fall-out:
“Kushner “offered the crown prince advice about how to weather the storm” following the journalist’s death, the Times said, citing a Saudi source. Kushner also reportedly became the prince’s “most important defender inside the White House” as the Saudi royal, often referred to by his initials MBS, faced mounting global scrutiny over his alleged involvement in the killing. ”
“…White House protocol dictates that National Security Council staff should be present on all phone calls with foreign leaders. Yet, according to the Times, Kushner defied this rule and “kept chatting” privately to the prince. “The two men were on a first-name basis, calling each other Jared and Mohammed in text messages and phone calls,” the report said, citing several former White House officials. ”
The quips about the bromance are providing some cover to Kushner (and yes, MPS has done it, too), but this is really awful. The White House was supposed to be crafting the United States’ official response to the incident, and just down the hall from Prznint Stupid’s, a member of his own eff’ing family was secretly telling the perp, Crown Prince Bone Saw, what was happening and how to respond.