White House adviser Jared Kushner told Sean Hannity on Monday night that U.S. intelligence agencies “are making their assessments” in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder—even though the CIA has already reportedly concluded that the Saudi crown prince ordered the assassination. Asked by the Fox News host whether the U.S. would “get to the bottom” of who was responsible for Khashoggi’s brutal death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Kushner made no mention of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman whatsoever. Instead, he said only that “we’re hoping to make sure that there’s justice brought where that should be.” Kushner’s apparent dodge appears to echo similar remarks made by President Trump, who has repeatedly insisted the crown prince has not been directly tied to the killing, despite reports to the contrary. In his interview with Trump’s son-in-law, Hannity failed to mention reports implicating the Saudi crown prince, as well as reports that Kushner advised bin Salman on how to manage global outrage over Khashoggi’s death.
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