Jamal Khashoggi killing: Turkey issues arrest warrant for Saudi prince allies

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Turkey issues arrest warrant for Saudi prince allies

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Turkey issues arrest warrant for Saudi prince allies

Top senators have also said they're convinced the prince ordered the hit, with Republican Sen.

"Better answers" are needed from Saudi Arabia on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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"There's not a smoking gun, there's a smoking saw", Graham told reporters, apparently referring to the bone saw that the Khashoggi assassins brought along when they entrapped, killed, and dismembered him in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He made a statement that MBS would be "convicted in 30 minutes", if he went in front of jury and, again, pointed out that the difference between the Central Intelligence Agency briefing and the Pompeo/Mattis briefing was like the "difference between darkness and sunshine", per WaPo. "That might be the real policy question". "That being said, we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi".

Senators who weren't invited to Tuesday's briefing, including Rand Paul of Kentucky, Chris Murphy of CT and Tim Kaine of Virginia, where Khashoggi lived, said more senators should also get the same briefing.

As previously reported, Khashoggi was a journalist that often wrote critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for The Washington Post. The Trump administration has issued sanctions against the individuals who carried out the crime, but Trump himself issued a strong, yet befuddling, statement of support for the kingdom, citing economic benefits for the U.S. In that statement, Trump vacillated on bin Salman's involvement: "maybe he did, maybe he didn't" know about the murder scheme.

Durbin joined Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer in calling for a full-Senate briefing from Haspel.

Graham said "you have to be willfully blind" not to conclude that this was orchestrated and organized by people under the crown prince's command. "CIA Director Haspel must brief the full Senate immediately".

After the briefing with Haspel, South Carolina Republican Sen. That afternoon, senators frustrated with the briefing and the lack of response to Khashoggi's killing overwhelmingly voted to move forward with consideration of the Yemen resolution, 63-37.

"Oh, there was much more information", Durbin said. "They have done, I believe, some permanent damage to that standing".

Asked if the prince is responsible for Khashoggi's death, Durbin answered with one word: "Yes".

Yet lawmakers remained divided over what steps to take next, after a stinging vote last week to consider a measure cutting off American military aid to Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign, the Times said. Corker said that most senators "in some form or fashion are going to want to speak to Saudi Arabia and where they are and send a message".

Others tried to downplay Haspel's briefing.

"I think we have lost a lot of our moral high ground", McCaskill said on the day of the vote.

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