Already under fire after the revelation last month that officials from at least four foreign governments—the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico—have discussed ways to \u0022manipulate\u0022 his financial entanglements to their advantage, White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner came under even more scrutiny Wednesday night after\u0026nbsp;The Intercept\u0026nbsp;reported that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) believes that he has Kushner \u0022in his pocket.\u0022\u0022There should be a federal investigation into Trump, Kushner et. al. over their collusion with the Saudis, the UAE and Israel. Kind of amazing how little attention this all gets.\u0022 —Jeremy Scahill, The InterceptCiting both U.S. officials and and sources \u0022close to the Saudi royal family,\u0022 The Intercept notes that \u0022Kushner has grown so close to the Saudi and Emirati crown princes that he has communicated with them directly using WhatsApp, a reasonably secure messaging app owned by Facebook and popular in the Middle East.\u0022In addition to further detailing Kushner\u0026#039;s sprawling financial conflicts, the new report also raises alarming questions about his possible role in the Saudi Crown Prince\u0026#039;s recent so-called \u0022anti-corruption crackdown,\u0022 which was launched just a week after Kushner took an unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia\u0026#039;s capital last October. The trip came months before Kushner\u0026#039;s security clearance was downgraded.According to The Intercept, MbS \u0022told confidants that Kushner had discussed the names of Saudis disloyal to the crown prince\u0022—names he would have learned from reading the President\u0026#039;s Daily Brief, which \u0022contained information on Saudi Arabia’s evolving political situation, including a handful of names of royal family members opposed to the crown prince’s power grab.\u0022While acknowledging that MbS likely already knew the names of his opponents within the kingdom, The Intercept notes that Kushner could have violated federal law if he discussed these names with MbS without authorization from President Donald Trump. A spokesperson for Kushner\u0026#039;s lawyer dismissed claims that he divulged the identities of MbS\u0026#039;s opponents as \u0022obviously false.\u0022\u0022If Kushner discussed names with MBS as an approved tactic of U.S. foreign policy, the move would be a striking intervention by the U.S. into an unfolding power struggle at the top levels of an allied nation,\u0022 The Intercept observes. \u0022If Kushner discussed the names with the Saudi prince without presidential authorization, however, he may have violated federal laws around the sharing of classified intelligence.\u0022In response to the explosive new reporting, Jeremy Scahill—a co-founder of\u0026nbsp;The Intercept—argued that there should be a federal probe into \u0022Trump, Kushner, et. al. over their collusion with the Saudis, the UAE, and Israel.\u0022\u0022Kind of amazing how little attention this all gets,\u0022 Scahill added.There should be a federal investigation into Trump, Kushner et. al. over their collusion with the Saudis, the UAE and Israel. Kind of amazing how little attention this all gets.— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) March 21, 2018Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics, argued in a tweet late Wednesday that if\u0026nbsp;The Intercept\u0026#039;s reporting is accurate, \u0022it shows the incompetence that comes with nepotism can get people killed.\u0022\u0022It also makes one wonder what effect conflicts of interest may be having on our foreign policy and national security,\u0022 Shaub concluded.