Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro backs away from claim Kushner orchestrated Khashoggi killing

Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro backs away from claim Kushner orchestrated Khashoggi killing
Joaquin Castro (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – But not before first having made it. For its part, the Daily Beast offers no apology to Jared Kushner or for misleading its readers by jumping on the scurrilous claim of one Democratic congressman, but it does preface the article with a tiny ‘Oops?]

Without evidence, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), a member of the House intelligence committee, said Jared Kushner might have passed a “hit list” to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman resulting in the apparent brutal slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Castro, during a CNN appearance Friday morning, cited unspecified “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 is Mr. Khashoggi.”

When CNN’s Poppy Harlow interjected that she was unfamiliar with such reporting and the network had not reported that, Castro reiterated that “I’ve seen reporting to that effect … that needs to be investigated.” …

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After The Daily Beast published this story, Castro said in a statement that he “did not intend to accuse Jared Kushner of orchestrating the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.”

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