On Friday, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) told CNN he believes White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner helped in the plot to murder Saudi Arabian writer Jamal Khashoggi.
“The 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 then may have acted on that and one of the people he took action against was Mr. Khashoggi,” Castro said.
“Just to be clear Congressman, we don’t have, I just want to be clear for our viewers, we do not have that reporting. I’m not sure where you’re getting that from,” CNN’s Poppy Harlow interjected.
“But there’s has been reporting to that effect,” Castro rebuffed. “I’ve seen reporting to that effect.”
Harlow reiterated that CNN has no such reporting.
According to Castro, this means there has to be an investigation into the potential sharing of intelligence between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
Watch the video below:
Video: Here's the video of Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro stating without evidence that Kushner may have given the Saudis a hit list that had Khashoggi's name on it and thus the Saudis had him killed. Incredibly irresponsible. pic.twitter.com/9mossq4Cdt
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 19, 2018
The floating of wildly irresponsible conspiracy theories is no better when it's done by the left. "Dem Rep. Castro Floats Wild Theory: Khashoggi Was Killed After Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince a 'Hit List'" https://t.co/l7EJgT2N7f via @mediaite
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) October 19, 2018
Whoa! This is some Infowars Grade Conspiracy Stuff! https://t.co/QfxOv8NcQL
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 19, 2018
Kushner does have close ties to the Saudis and its crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, but there has been no evidence that he has any involvement with the suspected murder of Khashoggi.