Kushner offered advice to Saudi crown prince after journalist's death

Khashoggi murder: Saudis reject extraditions to Turkey

Khashoggi murder: Saudis reject extraditions to Turkey

Kushner and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman have had a close relationship over the years, and even gave him advice following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

A new report suggests there are concerns from within the White House regarding Jared Kushner's relationship to the Saudi Crown Prince.

Speaking at a conference in Geneva on December 5, she had said: "I do believe it is really needed in terms of ensuring what really happened and who are the (people) responsible for that bad killing".

In Turkey's latest move, the prosecutor's office in Istanbul on Wednesday issued arrest orders for Saudi officials Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, who allegedly supervised the team that killed Khashoggi. After a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel this week, a group of bipartisan US senators said they were convinced the prince played a role in the murder, a mood that could trigger sanctions against the kingdom. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that there is "zero chance" that MBS is not involved in the killing, after the briefing.

The new report revealed that the contact between Kushner and MbS extended beyond the October killing and dismembering of Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, at the nation's consulate in Turkey.

Several world leaders, including British Prime Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, met MBS on the sidelines of the recently held G-20 summit in Argentina and pushed for transparent investigations into the journalist's death which has gripped the world.