CIA Director to Brief Lawmakers on Saudi Journalist's Murder

05 December, 2018, 16:14 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • CIA Director to Brief Lawmakers on Saudi Journalist's Murder

"I think he's complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi to the highest level possible".

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?"

CIA Director to Brief Lawmakers on Saudi Journalist's Murder

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.

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