Last year, Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin withdrew from an economic conference in Saudi Arabia, following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post reports that Jared Kushner is “expected” to attend this year. Guess they got over it!
The GOP-controlled Senate voted on Thursday to block a White House-backed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, with seven Republicans breaking ranks to join Democrats in opposing the administration’s suspiciously close ties with the Saudi kingdom. President Trump is expected to veto the resolution.