Kushner reportedly also likened Khashoggi's death to Saudis kidnapping the prime minister of Lebanon.
"Saudi Arabia is, and has always been, a despotic dictatorship in which dissent is not tolerated," Sanders said.
"Every single thing he promised me he delivered 150 percent on," Kushner said of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Senior State Department official Heather Nauert posted an Instagram photo of her smiling, captioned "#SaudiArabia at The Royal Court."
Trump "is going to do something crazy in five minutes, one hour, tonight or tomorrow," "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said.
"In many respects, I think the Saudi government has to decide between Mohammad bin Salman and the U.S.-Saudi relationship," John Brennan said Wednesday.
President Donald Trump has refused to put at risk the United States' lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Spreading fake news in Saudi Arabia could land you up to five years in prison, along with a fine of nearly $800,000.
The $110 billion figure cited by President Donald Trump describing U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia was described as "fake news."
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a self-exiled Saudi journalist critical of his government, disappeared after entering Riyadh's embassy in Turkey.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that "President Trump repeatedly humiliates the Saudis" and apparently offered to join forces with the kingdom.
Bahrain's foreign minister surprised observers by saying that "the Syrian government is the ruler in Syria, and we work with countries even if we disagree with them."
The United Nations reports that at least 10,000 people have died since the start of the conflict in March 2015.
Senior officials from Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. and Yemen spoke at the 2018 United Against Nuclear Iran summit.
An Arabic-language newspaper claimed Saudi Arabia purchased an Iron Dome system, but the Israeli Defense Ministry denied the report.
Reuters reported that Tehran was supplying missiles to Shiite Muslim militias in Iraq just a day after an Israeli satellite imagery firm alleged Iranian support for missile sites in Syria.
Russia and Iran are united in their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but the U.S. is looking to split the Moscow-Tehran alliance.
A recent CNN report claiming a U.S.-built bomb killed dozens of children earlier this month in Yemen has provoked outrage toward the Saudi-led coalition.
"Trump is trying to punish Brennan and others for criticizing him and that is a crime in monarchies like Saudi Arabia," the CIA historian said.
The U.S. welcomed $100 million of Saudi Arabian aid, but Syria said it was a "flawed decision" as Russia and Iran doubled down on their own assistance.
The Houthi-affiliated health ministry raised its death toll to 51 people, including 40 children.
Iran's threat to shut down the Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to be carried out, but it would prompt a spike in oil prices and potential U.S. military intervention.
Russia argued that Saudi Arabia had "the sovereign right to decide" how it conducted its domestic affairs, and need not listen to a "moral superior."
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Mecca "belongs to all Muslims," and their security during Hajj was a God-given right that Saudi Arabia fails to uphold.