After Khashoggi's death, Kushner told the Saudi Arabian Council, "How to Withstand the Storm," the Times reported Saturday, citing a Saudi source familiar with the talks.
Although the White House protocol stipulated that National Security Council staff should be present on all calls with foreign executives, Kushner and Salman continued to talk informally after Khashoggi's death. The Times reported that two former high-ranking US officials and two of them were briefly quoted as saying The Saudis.
The White House did not immediately respond to CNN's request to comment on the story.
A White House spokesman said in a statement to the Times, "Jared has meticulously followed the protocols and policies regarding the relationship with MBS and all other foreign officials with whom he interacts," he pointed out to the Crown Prince through his initials out.
The White House officials refused to explain these Times minutes and policies or comment on Kushner's one-on-one talks since the killing of Mr. Khashoggi
The Saudi government has denied the involvement of bin Salman.
Even after being evaluated by the CIA, Kushner emerged as the main defender of bin Salman, arguing that Trump must support the Crown Prince, as the Saudis remain a key component of the Trump administration. The Middle East policy, the Times reported, quoted people who were familiar with the deliberations.
Sources told CNN that Kushner silently used his close relationship with bin Salman throughout the fallout when asked, and retreated to the sideline when needed.