According to a report from The Washington Post this Friday, Jared Kushner is heading to Saudi Arabia next month for an economic conference — just one year after the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Kushner will be attending the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, also know as the “Davos in the Desert.” The event will be held at the Ritz Carlton, where Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imprisoned hundreds of Saudi business and political leaders for months as he consolidated power.
Justifying Kushner’s attendance was a statement from the White House, saying that it’s important for the US to continue its relationship with Saudi Arabia in the wake of “the recent attack on the global economy” — a reference to the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities last weekend allegedly carried out by Iran.
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John Oliver tells Susan Collins she can tell Trump doesn’t learn anything because he kept having kids after Donald Trump Jr.
HBO host John Oliver returned Sunday evening after a cascade of unending news. On his season premiere of "Last Week Tonight," Oliver began with the announcement that on the break, the U.S. nearly went to war with North Korea, if you're sick, you probably have the coronavirus, and you'll be dead within an hour, and a "bitch" won the latest Westminster Dog Show.
When it came to President Donald Trump's acquittal, Oliver
But when it came to the president's impeachment, Oliver nailed Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who announced on CBS Evening News that the whole experience changed him.
Trump is already making up conspiracy theories about voter fraud — and it’ll only get worse
The election is eight months away, but President Donald Trump is already crying foul.
Bloomberg News wrote Sunday that Trump is already working to undermine the American electoral process by attacking the Democratic presidential primary.
"Indeed, his campaign, with the full support of the Republican Party, is already waging a vigorous crusade to destroy his opposition. No, it's not Joe Biden, who inspired Trump's shakedown of Ukraine. Trump's gunning for bigger game: democracy itself," wrote Francis Wilkinson for Bloomberg.
READ IT: More than 1,100 former US Department of Justice officials tell Bill Barr to resign now
More than 1,100 former US Department of Justice officials called on Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday to step down after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend and political crony Roger J. Stone Jr.
“It is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” wrote the former Justice Department attorneys in their Sunday letter. “It is even more outrageous for the Attorney General to intervene as he did here — after the President publicly condemned the sentencing recommendation that line prosecutors had already filed in court.”