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Jared Kushner's close relationship with Saudi officials is reportedly the result of a 2-year influence mission

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Jared Kushner was reportedly the target of Saudi efforts to influence the Trump administration.
Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, developed a close relationship with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and are even on a first-name basis, according to a New York Times report.
The relationship has cemented the crown prince in Kushner's priorities, as he defended him to the Trump administration after US intelligence agencies concluded he was responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Wooed by Saudis, Kushner became influential friend

Wooed by Saudis, Kushner became influential friend

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As the killing of Jamal Khashoggi set off a firestorm around the world, Jared Kushner became the crowd prince's most important defender inside the White House, people familiar with its internal deliberations say. .
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Wooed by Saudis, Kushner became an influential friend

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Senior U.S. officials were worried. Since the early months of the Trump administration, Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and Middle East adviser, had been having private, informal conversations with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son of Saudi Arabia's king.
Given Kushner's political inexperience, the private exchanges could make him susceptible to Saudi manipulation, said three former senior U.S. officials. In an effort to tighten practices at the White House, a new chief of staff tried to reimpose long-standing procedures stipulating that National Security Council staff...
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