Trump admin apparently over Khashoggi killing, will attend Saudi’s ‘Davos in the Desert’

Justin Rohrlich
Trump admin apparently over Khashoggi killing, will attend Saudi’s ‘Davos in the Desert’

US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner plan to attend this year’s “Davos in the Desert,” a Saudi Arabian economic conference the US and many others skipped last year after Saudi security agents murdered Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. According to a federal procurement filing reviewed by Quartz, the State Department recently booked 45 rooms at Riyadh’s Burj Rafal Hotel in support of the two “VVIP visitors” taking part in the kingdom’s third annual Future Investment Initiative, as the event is officially known. Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who lived in the United States, was a vocal critic of the kingdom and its de facto ruler, crown prince Mohammad bin Salman.