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Kushner takes wait-and-see approach to death of Saudi critic

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has a strong relationship with the Saudi crown prince, said Monday that White House officials have their “eyes wide open” about the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The critic of the Saudi royal family, who was living in exile in the United States, died at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month.
Saudi Arabia said Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight.” Turkish media and officials say the 59-year-old Washington Post columnist was attacked by a 15-man Saudi team.
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Seeking to preserve U.S. alliance, Jared Kushner downplays Saudi government role in Khashoggi killing

Seeking to preserve U.S. alliance, Jared Kushner downplays Saudi government role in Khashoggi killing

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, said the White House is still gathering facts on journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing and wants to preserve the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, downplaying the role of the kingdom's government in the death.
“I see things that are deceptive every day,” he said Monday at a CNN event in New York after he was asked if the Saudi government had been deceptive about Khashoggi's death in its Istanbul consulate. “I see them in the Middle East, I see them in Washington.”
“We have our eyes wide open,” he added.
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Kushner Says White House Is Still ‘Fact-Finding' on Khashoggi but Will Do What's ‘Best' for Americans

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President Trump was mindful of getting answers about how the dissident journalist died, his son-in-law said, but he noted that Saudi Arabia has been a strategic ally of the United States.
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Jared Kushner Says He's Qualified for White House Job Because His Father-in-Law Trusts Him

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“I think he knows that every task he's given me from the start of the campaign through, I've been able to do it quietly, I've been able to do it effectively," Kushner said of Trump.
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Kushner dodges questions about Saudi Arabia's account of Khashoggi's death

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White House adviser and the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner would not say Monday whether he believes Saudi Arabia's story about the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“I'd say that right now, as an administration, we're more in the fact-finding phase,” Kushner said at a CNN event. “Once we have all the facts, we'll make an assessment.”
Trump's remarks Monday come after Saudi officials announced Friday, after weeks of shifting stories, that Khashoggi had been killed during a fistfight inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Officials said 18 people had been arrested in...
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Kushner Says White House Is Still Gathering Facts on the Murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, said the White House is still gathering facts on journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and wants to preserve the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, downplaying the role of the kingdom's government in the death.
“I see things that are deceptive every day,” he said Monday at a CNN event in New York after he was asked if the Saudi government had been deceptive about Khashoggi's death in its Istanbul consulate. “I see them in the Middle East, I see them in Washington.”
“We have our eyes wide open,” he added.
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U.S. in 'fact-finding phase' on Khashoggi: Kushner

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, said on Monday the United States is still in a fact-finding phase on the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and has its "eyes wide open."
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Jared Kushner declines to say whether he believes Saudi account of Khashoggi's death

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President Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser said he has advised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be “fully transparent.”
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Kushner: White House still in 'fact-finding phase' on Khashoggi's death

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Jared Kushner said the White House is still in a “fact-finding phase” surrounding the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and then will determine which facts are credible. "Right now as an administration we're more in the fact-finding phase," Kushner, a White House senior adviser, told Van Jones on Monday at the Citizen by CNN conference. The Saudi journalist, who was living in exile in the U.S. and was last seen in the Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2, was killed following an argument and a “first fight” at the consulate, according to the Saudi kingdom. The kingdom also...
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Saudi Arabia describes Khashoggi's death as a 'murder' for the first time

Saudi Arabia describes Khashoggi's death as a 'murder' for the first time

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A Saudi government official on Sunday described Jamal Khashoggi's death as a "murder" for the first time.
"We are determined to uncover every stone. We are determined to find out all the facts. And we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder," Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News.
Jubeir's remarks came just two days after Saudi Arabia officially acknowledged Khashoggi's death after nearly three weeks of denials.
A Saudi government official on Sunday described Jamal Khashoggi's death as a "murder" for the first time.
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U.S. in 'fact-finding phase' on Khashoggi: White House adviser Kushner

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son in law, said on Monday the United States is still in a "fact-finding" phase on the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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