Kushner and MBS Discussed U.S. Intelligence, Legal Documents Show
As an addendum to Friday night’s exclusive report about the real reason MBS invested $2 billion with former senior White House advisor and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, below is a passage from the amended complaint of Saad Aljabri, who is suing MBS and his alleged henchmen for attempted murder (“ongoing attempted extrajudicial killing,” as the document says), including activities carried out on American soil.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on October 23, 2018. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)
Aljabri, currently in exile, is the former right hand to former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. In his complaint, Aljabri says quite clearly that he (and Bin Nayef) were aware in the spring of 2017 that Kushner and MBS were not only discussing the Saudi succession but that MBS was aware—and that he told Kushner—it was a problem that he did not have the backing of three U.S. intelligence agencies (the CIA, the FBI, and NSA) because they supported their long-term ally and friend MBN. (A well-placed source says that MBN and Aljabri were aware of this because, in their roles of heads of counterterrorism, they had intercepted calls between Kushner and MBS discussing this. The same sources says that U.S. intelligence heard them, too.)
Here are pages 79 through 88 of the amended complaint, filed in the United District Court of DC on February 4, 2021:
Second is an excerpt from an Interpol decision in July 2018 deleting an arrest warrant against Saad Aljabri after deeming it politically motivated. (MBS had claimed corruption allegations against Aljabri and requested the issuance of an international arrest warrant.) There is reference made to a WhatsApp message dated September 9, 2017 in which MBS begs Aljabri to return to Saudi Arabia (where two of his children were effectively held hostage and have since disappeared). In it, MBS says, “I want to resolve this problem of your son and daughter, but this is a very sensitive file here that is related to [MBN].”
An excerpt from the decision of the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files regarding Saad Aljabri (ref. CCF/R960.17). Read the full filing here.
In other words, these documents support the notion that a chief preoccupation of MBS’s in the early months of the Trump administration was the threat posed by his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef—who was crown prince before him and who had the backing of US intelligence agencies. Four well-placed sources say that the primary reason Kushner has now received $2 billion is that he helped MBS depose MBN, knowing that this went directly against what U.S. intelligence wanted or thought was good for national security. (Kushner has always said he did not give U.S. intelligence to the Saudis.)
There is much, more more to come on this—including further documentation and people who will speak on the record, in due course. Stand by.