Then. Bob Corker, a Republican in Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Department of the Foreign Ministry, told CNN after…
Then. Bob Corker, a Republican in Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Department of the Foreign Ministry, told CNN after a briefing with Haspel that the prince, known as MBS, “ordered, monitored, was killed” by the father’s four.
Corker added: “And if he (MBS) was in front of a jury he would be sentenced for murder in about 30 minutes.”
Corker was one of several legislators who emerged from a brief briefing with the CIA director apparently convinced of the Prince’s responsibility for the killing. The murder has become a lightning rod, which shares the White House and a generally supporting Republican member of the Senate.
Following Haspel’s briefing, the reason for security and disgust will likely complicate the government’s efforts to protect the prince and its relationship with Saudi Arabia, although the legislators remain divided on how to respond.
“I left the summary with great confidence that my first trust is correct,” said Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina republic who said he is very sure that the prince is responsible for the murder.
Virginia residents disappeared after to have entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. After several weeks of amended declarations, the Saudi government finally acknowledged that his death was premeditated and carried out by a team of government officials, many within the prince’s inner circle.
Several of these men Saudi Arabian officials continue to deny the prince’s involvement and blame wicked operators.
The trumpet administration claims that there is no “smoking gun” linking the prince to the murder, but Corker said Haspel presented the senators with information they had not heard before.
“There are inge a gun gun, “said Graham, who then referred to reports that the Saudi team included a forensic expert who came with equipment to distinguish Khashoggi’s body.
Secretary Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled to Capitol Hill last week without Haspel for a closed door briefing on Yemen for Senate teams, emphasizing the strategic importance of the American-Saudi relationship and defending the government’s response to Khashoggi. s murder.
Pompeo said after the connection that there was no direct reporting linking the prince to the killing. The CIA has concluded that the Crown Prince personally ordered Khashoggi’s killing, according to a senior US official and a source familiar with the case.
Haspel left briefing and did not answer CNN’s questions as to whether the briefing would satisfy the senator’s concerns.
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