In honoring TIME’s journalists, let us not forget that the threats against the media are enabled and enhanced by political leaders like ours.
President Trump’s loyalists have changed American politics (for better or worse).
“We need to sell them as much as possible,” Kushner reportedly said in a national security council meeting, ahead of the summit in Saudi Arabia.
He said Jamal Khashoggi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group not supported by several Trump officials.
The two were tagged in a photo together, captioned that the meeting “stresses the importance of the Saudi-US strategic partnership.”
The Khashoggi affair should remind the US and Israel that Washington and Jerusalem have unique responsibilities to champion liberal values
Jamal Khashoggi is getting his reputation run through a wringer — and pro-Israel figures are joining the smear campaign.
“I’ve seen reporting to that effect… that needs to be investigated,” said Rep. Joaquin Castro, without citing specific evidence.
Jared Kushner reportedly believes that the firestorm over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s grotesque murder will pass.
He once bragged to the United Arab Emirates Crown Prince that he had Kushner “in his pocket.”