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Is CIA Leak of Bin Salman’s Guilt in Khashoggi Murder Aimed at Kushner, or Trump Himself?

Is CIA Leak of Bin Salman’s Guilt in Khashoggi Murder Aimed at Kushner, or Trump Himself?

Juan Cole

The CIA has leaked against Jared Kushner and Trump that Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), the Saudi crown prince, ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Same difference. They’re both deserving of the gallows.

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What is the plausibility of this hypothesis? Doesn’t CIA have other things to leak against Kushner (if it needed), without jeopardizing a well established alliance that has long preceded Trump or Kushner and of which the agency has bee part of?

There could be many possibilities here, none of which convincing, but a couple that come to mind are: (a) the agency may already know of explicit evidence from Turkey or otherwise that will eventually come out, and is trying to get ahead, or (b) they may just want to protect that turkish Gulen who has worked with them, or so many more reasons out there that we can’t even imagine. But all in all, what they are saying is what any 12 year old child in the world already knows. Which means that this is not really some important revelation.

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Does this qualify as a leak when it was going to come out anyway?

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All three, why leave out Ivanka?

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You miss the point. The entire world is repulsed by this deed. Other deeds, not so much. Connect Jared with something so repulsive it offends even his most staunch supporters.

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Are we witnessing a judicial branch coup not unlike the the Nixon one? One by one officials are dropping off the scene and political puppets are replacing them. Are we witnessing only a protection operation or is there something more sinister afoot. Sounds like the forward for a dime novel.
Moreover in Nixon’s day ex CIA were his behind the scenes men in the shadows doing his dirty work, but today they are TV hogs. What are the lesser known ones up to? Maybe The Mueller Knows.

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