Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pushed to keep global attention on the murder - the order for which he says came from the highest levels of the Saudi Arabian government - even as US President Donald Trump has said that Washington should not take action that would undermine its relationship with the kingdom.
Rep. Chris Stewart defended President Donald Trump's dismissal of Central Intelligence Agency findings that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was complicit in the killing of a USA -based journalist, noting that America needs relationships with some countries it doesn't always agree with.
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"If he were in front of a jury, he would be convicted of murder in about 30 minutes", Corker said. "That might be the real policy question".
Trump has brushed aside the murder, affirming that the kingdom is a "great ally" to the U.S. He also argued that supporting the kingdom would be putting "America first".
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. Instead, he said, he would rally support for a different, broader effort against the kingdom - to cut off arms sales and military aid for the war in Yemen, and impose new sanctions on those responsible for the killing, including the crown prince.
Trudeau met the Saudi prince while at the G20 summit in Argentina. "I would imagine if they were in a Democratic administration, I would be all over them for being in the pocket of Saudi Arabia, but since I have such respect for them, I'm going to assume that they're being good soldiers". "And at the same time what is protecting USA interests, what is going to counter Shia extremists; what will help bring stability; what will help bring an end to the war in Yemen".
Senators including Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., still want Haspel to brief the entire Senate on the matter.
On Tuesday, bowing to demands from Republicans such as Sen.
Senators were eager to hear directly from Haspel about what officials have described as the CIA's conclusion that Prince Mohammed had ordered Khashoggi's killing, the Times said.
Multiple senators emerged saying they had no doubt about Salman's role in the incident and demanding a stronger response from Washington. "I would really question someone's judgment if they couldn't figure this out".
The administration last week sent Mattis and Pompeo to the Capitol, but senators emerged angrier than before, in part because Haspel didn't participate.