Durbin joined Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer in calling for a full-Senate briefing from Haspel.
Graham also authored an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal earlier in the day, which argued that bin Salman is a "wrecking ball to US-Saudi relations" whose behavior helps only Iran.
Turkish intelligence said that Khashoggi had been dismembered with...
The intelligence community, which President Trump has continued to ignore, concluded that Crown Prince bin Salman personally ordered Khashoggi's murder.
The United States now provides arms shipments and logistical support including intelligence and targeting assistance to the Saudi-led coalition, which includes the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries.
The Yemen legislation, which may face another procedural vote this week, could set up a bitter year-end Senate floor fight over USA war powers.
Haspel reportedly did not try to change the lawmakers' mind about the matter, yet the hearing led to a more outspoken stance from the senators.
Saudi Arabia, for its part, had initially denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance but claimed via state media in October that Khashoggi had been strangled in a fistfight with 15 men sent to confront him at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
"Somebody should be punished, but the question is: How do you separate the Saudi crown prince from the nation itself?"
The senator also says he can not support arms sales to Saudi Arabia so long as the crown prince is in charge.
He went on to suggest that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis were being "technical" "good soldiers" for the goals of the Trump administration.
"Every senator should hear what I heard this afternoon", Durbin said. The vote last week set up debate on the measure, which could happen as soon as next week, but senators are still in negotiations on whether to amend it and what it should say.
That reluctance to blame the crown prince has enraged some Republicans.
The fierce spat between the White House and Congress has fueled new levels of support for a resolution that would demand an end to US involvement in the war in Yemen-a push that could trigger an unprecedented showdown over the USA government's authority to wage war.
"If our government knows that Saudi leaders were involved in the murder of a United States resident, why shouldn't the public know this?"
Khashoggi's murder is a rare example of Senate Republicans-at least some of them-parting company with the Trump Administration on foreign policy.
"The views that I had before have only solidified", said senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry told the National Petroleum Council on Tuesday that he plans to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar, though he didn't give a timetable for the trip.
The Israel Defense Forces announced the discovery of the tunnels and began destroying them on Monday night. Manelis told Israeli media that the IDF has been planning for this operation "for a very long time".
A supporter was arrested for throwing an object on the pitch during the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham. Arsenal's show of second-half force in the derby owed much to Emery's introduction of Aaron Ramsey at the interval.
Family and friends will then gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday. Sully will reportedly make one last journey with the 41st president, who served from 1989 to 1993.
Filmmaker Shankar's recently-released 2.0 is the costliest Indian movie made on an extravagant budget of over Rs 500 crore. Although the film has declined on Day 2, the biz should gather momentum on Day 3 [Sat] and Day 4 [Sun]...
Police on Saturday afternoon tweeted surveillance video of the couple in Times Square , with a message: We have the ring. The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a couple who recently got engaged.
The Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer that has released in over 10,500 screens has opened to packed houses across the globe. The film has released worldwide on November 29. "It has beaten #Sarkar 's ₹ 2.37 Crs set on #Diwali day".
Twitter handles were abuzz with the news break."It is better if OPEC breaks, free market may stablise oil prices ", read a tweet. The state petroleum agency that reported the news said that the body had been informed of the move.
Last but (if you're a kid) not least, the Talk To Santa feature will let children ask the Assistant, "Hey, Google, call Santa". But Google has released a few new features for its assistant that can make your children a bit less demanding.
Commenting on a breakfast meeting between President Donald Trump and his Argentine counterpart and summit host Mauricio Macri, Ms. China now imposes a 40 percent tariff on U.S. automobiles, while the United States has a 27.5 percent tariff on Chinese vehicles.
Prosecutors recommend no jail time for co-operative Flynn
Flynn's interview occurred in January 2017, shortly after he took his post as national security adviser in the Trump White House. Flynn had allegedly passed messages about easing sanctions on Russian Federation from the Trump campaign to Kislyak and back.
Target in Mueller probe files complaint against prosecutors
Solomon has deduced from these members of Congress that some of the contacts that occurred in 2016 were related to the "dossier". Cohen admitted to making the payments at Trump's behest to buy Clifford's silence and, in turn, influence the election.
George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Sully Remains by Casket
The Bush family's post-White House spokesman Jim McGrath shared the photo on Twitter Sunday with the hashtag #remembering41. Social media users thanked Sully for his services and commented on his and dogs' loyalty generally towards their owners.
The Trump trade war will drift into 2019
At the same time, U.S. farmers have been hurt by reduced Chinese imports of soybeans and other products. Trump said earlier that they are ready to slap additional tariffs on Chinese goods worth $267 billion.
No one arrested in border clash is prosecuted — APNewsBreak
They fanned out on both sides of the crossing and many slipped through an opening in the border fence or tried to climb over. A six-hour period during which US officials were forced to close the border crossing cost his city $129 million pesos.