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After CIA briefing about Khashoggi slaying, GOP senators say it's clear Saudi crown prince was complicit

After CIA briefing about Khashoggi slaying, GOP senators say it's clear Saudi crown prince was complicit

After a closed-door CIA briefing about the slaying of U.S. resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, key Senate Republicans sharply contradicted President Trump on Tuesday and said there was no question that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman orchestrated the killing.

Senators said the briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel contrasted sharply with one last week by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, who echoed Trump’s position that it was unclear whether the crown prince was personally involved with or aware of the slaying.

“If [the crown prince] went in front of a jury, he would be convicted in 30 minutes,” Sen. Bob Corker...

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