The White House responds to Representative Joaquin Castro’s Accusation against Jared Kushner

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UPDATED 9:20 AM PT — Sat. Oct. 20, 2018

The White House responds to Representative Joaquin Castro’s erroneous accusation that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is behind the killing of Saudi Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

In a tweet on Friday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed the allegation was, “outrageous and slanderous without a shred of proof.”

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, talks to the press in the open-air rotunda at the Capitol on August 16, 2017. Austin Price / The Texas Tribune

Sanders also slammed the Democrat Congressman, calling it “reprehensible” to make accusations based off “debunked” news articles.

Her comments come after Castro accused Kushner of delivering a hit list to the Saudi Crown Prince, prompting them to kill Khashoggi.

Castro made the allegation without citing evidence or news sources and also attempted to backtrack on his allegations, calling for a general investigation into whether U.S. Intelligence was shared with Saudi Arabia prior to the killing.