Jared Kushner used secret CIA intelligence (the president's briefing) to aid Saudi purge


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Jun 1, 2016





Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman bragged of receiving classified US intelligence from Jared Kushner and using it as part of a purge of 'corrupt' princes and businessmen, DailyMail.com can disclose.

The de facto ruler of the Middle East's largest economy is currently on a US tour which has seen him meet President Donald Trump in the White House, hold talks with a string of the country's richest and most influential people and book the entire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for himself and his entourage.

Sources have told DailyMail.com that the prince – known by his initials MBS – has been boasting about his close relationship with the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, and the intelligence which he has told his circle Kushner passed to him.

The crackdown on 'corruption' in the Saudi kingdom was led by MBS and began in November, days after he had met Kushner for talks in Riyadh.

But it saw allegations of torture as hundreds were rounded up, including princes from rival parts of the Saudi royal family and some of the country's wealthiest businessmen.

DailyMail.com revealed a photograph showing the detainees sleeping on the floor of a ballroom at the Riyadh Ritz Carlton, and disclosed that some had been tortured.

The New York Times later reported that one of the detainees had died from his injuries.

Most are said to have reached 'settlements' with the Saudi government, and MBS himself boasted in a 60 Minutes interview that the government had regained at least $100 billion from them.

Kushner claimed through his attorney Abbe Lowell that it was a 'false story'.

Peter Mirijanian, Lowell's spokesman, said: 'The alleged exchange never happened. Mr Kushner was and is well aware of the rules governing information and follows those rules.'

Despite Kushner's denial sources have told DailyMail.com how MBS boasted in private that Kushner was the source of intelligence used in the round-up.

He also told members of his circle that the intelligence included information on who was disloyal to him. There is no way to independently verify the truth of the boast.

'Jared took a list out of names from US eavesdrops of people who were supposedly MBS's enemies,' said one source, characterizing how MBS spoke about the information.

'He took a list out of these people who had been trashing MBS in phone calls, and said 'these are the ones who are your enemies'.

I guess we can file this under "Other countries that have US intelligence in their pocket", beside Russia and Israel. This kind of stuff used to shock me. I used to think "what the fvck is going on with my government?". Recently, I've just come to accept that we are all fvcked. The Saudis are getting the president's briefing (which the president isn't reading) and using it for their own purposes. Who knows what they do with it after that. Probably sell it to Egypt.

I bet within a few months you'll be able to buy the president brief on TOR with bitcoins. I can't wait to buy a copy!
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Hayabusa Rider

Admin Emeritus & Elite Member
Jan 26, 2000
By Robin Wright- November 6, 2017

That's the date of the New Yorker piece and so it's old news. Not right, but "within a few months" has already passed.

Hayabusa Rider

Admin Emeritus & Elite Member
Jan 26, 2000

I'm not saying it's right or unimportant and it does relate to the Saudis.

It's something suited to a British game show, a The Great Big Fat Quiz of Trumps perhaps. It also is illustrative of the lack of discernment by these people, making a show of friendship beyond what is necessary and making us look like fools (again).

Trump, of course, doesn't care about who the Saudi's dismember as evidenced by his pathological history so it won't impact making an arms sale. Trump will be very harsh with SA I'm sure- not. Business impacts though are another thing and it may hurt them a little.

We'll see.


Diamond Member
Oct 10, 1999
Did Jared share intel on Jamal Khashoggi? Did the admin keep the CIA from warning Khashoggi that he was in danger?


Dec 12, 2000
Speaking of old news being resurrected... Whatever happened with those 8 shell companies that Trump opened in Saudi Arabia in the lead-up to the 2016 election??? I think immediately after he won, they were all shut down, but what purpose did they serve?? I'm assuming that if Cohen/Nader helped set those up, then Feds have some info on that seized in the raid.