Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top adviser, has had an close relationship with MbS since the dawn of the current administration.
Fidan's briefing comes amid calls by six US Senators to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accountable for Khashoggi's death at Saudi Arabia's consular premises in Istanbul on October 2.
In Turkey's latest move, the prosecutor's office in Istanbul on Wednesday issued arrest orders for Saudi officials Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, who allegedly supervised the team that killed Khashoggi. He never left. As Turkish investigators uncovered mounting evidence that the self-exiled writer and frequent government critic was actually slain within the building and global speculation grew, Saudi Arabia ultimately admitted that its agents had killed him, but maintained that the order was a rogue operation not approved by Prince Mohammed. "We can't condone it, we can't ever say it's okay, we can't ever support thuggish behavior, and we have to say that", Haley said.
"It's his government. His government did this, and so he technically is responsible", she noted.
Haley's comments stand in contrast to the staunch defense Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have launched on behalf of the crown prince. She spoke in the wake of a classified Central Intelligence Agency briefing from which bipartisan senators emerged seemingly convinced of the crown prince's role in the premeditated murder and intent on pushing the administration to take a tougher stand.
Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have demanded the administration take action against Saudi Arabia due to its role in the affair as well as widespread reports of human rights abuses committed during the kingdom's campaign against a Zaidi Shiite Muslim rebel group known as Ansar Allah or the Houthis in Yemen.