Kushner OK'd Khashoggi Arrest, Turkey Heard Call & Blackmailed Trump over Syrian Troops (Daily Kos link): I saw this story pop up around midnight that, if verified by other sources - including one of the new whistleblowers they’re reporting a source told them had nothing to do with the Ukraine saga - would explain Trump’s sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria and puts a target squarely on Jared Kushner’s back for providing the opening to Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s murder at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul in October of last year.
However, Turkish intelligence intercepted the call and President Recep Erdogan then used the information to force President Trump to remove his troops from northern Syria, according to the Spectator.
The report claims that investigators on the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee are aware of these allegations and are planning to dig further into them while pursuing the impeachment inquiry over Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.
The three already known are the original anonymous CIA officer, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Tim Morrison, the NSC’s director for European and Russian Affairs.
The Khashoggi whistleblower takes that tally up to four, meaning there are three others waiting in the wings.
If this story has legs, the open House Intelligence Committee hearings could turn out to contain the most explosive charges ever leveled against a sitting president and his family, or a government official in any capacity, when you consider the aftershocks the alleged phone calls between Kushner with MBS that Erdogan set in motion.
Mod: More at the link.