Khashoggi killing complicates Trump's peace plan

Jared Kushner standing behind President Trump while he gives a speech.
Jared Kushner listens as President Trump speaks during a press conference. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The White House is creeping toward President Trump’s self-imposed deadline (next few months) to release a Middle East peace plan. But the Khashoggi killing has thrown a wrench into what was already a tumultuous situation.

The Palestinian leadership won’t deal with the White House after the Jerusalem embassy decision, and there’s no obvious avenue to engage them before the plan’s release. But the one thing Kushner’s team has going for it: Expectations of success couldn’t be lower.