Shane HarrisKushner unsure whether he'd alert FBI if Russians request another meeting. Of course, to say yes would acknowledge the first meeting was a mistake. PS, Kushner’s own contacts with foreigners were a significant obstacle to him getting a security clearance.
When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York sky...
Shane HarrisCan someone explain to me how a sovereign investment fund is NOT aware that its partner took a 99-year lease on the most famously distressed piece of commercial real estate in the United States?
He did right by the country at political cost to himself. What modern presidents can say the same?
Shane HarrisThe great @TimNaftali has the perfect appreciation of President George H. W. Bush and the essential contribution that his restraint, so often misunderstood as weakness, made to our security, and the world’s.
Officials called on the Trump administration to investigate the Saudi journalist’s death.
Shane HarrisNew: CIA officials have heard audio that Turks say paints a much different story about Khashoggi’s death than the one the Saudis are telling. Saudi claims that he died in a “brawl” draw immediate skepticism.
Some Western officials believe that what transpired at the consulate in Istanbul may have been a “rendition” gone bad, ending in the Post contributor’s death.
Shane HarrisAccording to state media reports, Saudi gov't has dismissed Saud al-Qahtani. He was the MBS adviser who tried to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia, before he was killed in the consulate.
The president has repeatedly emphasized oil, arms sales and the dissident journalist’s Saudi citizenship as reasons for moving slowly on his disappearance and suspected death.
Shane Harris“In days of private phone calls and Oval Office huddles, Trump has repeatedly reached for reasons to protect the U.S.-Saudi relationship.” One of several revelations from @costareports, @jdawsey1, and @PhilipRucker
Mounting evidence points to Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
Shane HarrisNew: The White House and the Saudi royal family are searching for an explanation for Khashoggi's death that avoids implicating MBS. That's going to be difficult, as mounting evidence points to the crown prince's connection to Khashoggis' disappearance.
But the secretary of state did not listen to a key piece of the Turkish evidence — audio purporteds to contain the sounds of the journalist’s death.
Shane HarrisNew: Pompeo got a first-hand briefing on Turkey’s claims that Saudi agents killed Jamal Khashoggi, but he did not listen to audio recording Turkey says shows his last moments. washingtonpost.com/world/national… The latest from our colleagues in Turkey and traveling with Pompeo.
Eleven men included on Turkish list are connected, including five to the royal guard or court
Shane HarrisNew: 3 days before Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the US for a nationwide tour, another Saudi traveler who identifies as a member of the Saudi Royal Guard arrived in Washington. What we know about him and the others alleged to have helped kill Khashoggi.
The FBI has begun contacting people as part of an additional background investigation of Kavanaugh, according to people familiar with the unfolding investigation. It was not clear whether agents had yet interviewed Ramirez, who was classmates with...
Shane HarrisBreaking: FBI reaches out to second woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.