In an interview with CNN on Friday morning, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) accused Jared Kusnher of giving a “hit list” to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman — without citing a shred of evidence to back up this claim.
Castro, who is a member of the House intelligence committee, went on to claim that this “hit list” contained the name of Jamal Khashoggi — a columnist for The Washington Post whom the Turkish government claims was killed in a Saudi consulate.
Video: Here's the video of Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro stating without evidence that Kushner may have given the Saudis a hit list that had Khashoggi's name on it and thus the Saudis had him killed. Incredibly irresponsible. pic.twitter.com/9mossq4Cdt
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“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 may have acted on that, and one of the people he took action against was Mr. Khashoggi,”
“I just want to be clear for our viewers, we do not have that reporting,” CNN’s Poppy Harlow said. “I’m not sure where you’re getting that from.”
Castro pushed back, insisting that he’s “seen reporting to that effect,” but did not cite any of it.
“The entire timeline of what happened — of any sharing of American intelligence with the Saudis, and how they may have used that intelligence — needs to be investigated by the intelligence committees in the House and in the Senate,” he said.