Prince bin Salman listened intently

Don told Jared to fix up that whole Middle East peace thing, so Jared went to visit the Saudi “crown prince” aka hereditary future dictator Mohammed bin Salman aka MBS. You’ll never guess what he did when he got there.

When Kushner, Trump’s senior aide, made an unannounced trip to Riyadh last year, the Intercept — citing three sources — reported Wednesday, MBS told confidants after the meeting that Kushner had discussed Saudi leaders who are disloyal to the crown prince.

One person “who talks frequently to confidants of the Saudi and Emirati rulers” told the Intercept that MBS bragged to United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed that Kushner was “in his pocket.”

The Intercept also reported that Kushner’s information on Saudi royals not loyal to MBS was contained in the President’s Daily Brief, a document presented to the President every morning. Kushner lost his access to the document earlier this year when new security clearance rules were instituted.

So if I’m reading that correctly Kushner shared classified intelligence with MBS about people perceived to be “disloyal” to that same MBS.

And did MBS act on this shared intel? Why yes, yes he did.

Eager to consolidate power and rein in the sprawling orbit of the Saudi royal family and aristocratic class, Prince bin Salman listened intently and a week later cracked down on corruption in the country by imprisoning more than 200 members of the country’s ruling class inside the confines of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, charging each with corruption.

Hereditary corrupt real estate wheeler-dealer gets classified intelligence via his hereditary corrupt real estate wheeler-dealer daddy-in-law and shares it with hereditary ruthless future dictator who uses it to imprison more than 200 relatives.

Awesome. It just couldn’t get any better than that.

A spokesman for Kushner’s lawyer says “Some questions by the media are so obviously false and ridiculous that they merit no response. This is one.” So he’s not responding. Very lawyerly.

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