Fox Host: Saudi Arabia Wants the 'Death of Freedom'

Fox Host: Saudi Arabia Wants the 'Death of Freedom'

Haspel was not present last week during a briefing on Saudi Arabia by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

"Let me just put it this way".

"If the crown prince went in front of a jury he would be convicted in 30 minutes".

Graham made clear that business as usual with the Saudis had come to end, and said the United States should come down on the government in Riyahd like "a ton of bricks", adding that he could no longer support arms sales to the Saudis as long as Mohammed was in charge.

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"If the Saudi government is going to be in the hands of this man for a long time to come, I find it very diffiult to be able to do business because I think he's insane".

President Donald Trump has said the Central Intelligence Agency findings on the crown prince were not conclusive.

"All evidence points to that all this leads back to the crown prince", said, Alaska Republican Senator Richard Shelby, calling the murder a "reprehensible conduct".

"No response is certainly not appropriate", McConnell said at a Wall Street Journal event.

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Lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee used a nomination hearing on Tuesday that included Christopher Henzel, a career diplomat tapped to be next ambassador to Yemen, to vent their frustrations about the Trump administration over its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Sen.

Republican and Democratic senators strongly criticized the Trump Administration's stance, demanding that they be fully briefed on USA intelligence conclusions about the killing.

Graham (R-S.C.) said that the October killing of Khashoggi could not have taken place without MBS knowing about it.

Corker also suggested that the briefing last week, which featured Pompeo and Mattis but not Haspel, was entirely misleading. She was notably absent from last week's Senate briefing, an omission seen by many lawmakers as an attempt by the Trump administration to deprive them of the spy agency's narrative of the events as they weighed opening debate on a resolution to end USA support for the Saudi coalition's war in Yemen.

Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Graham was convinced the administration was willfully ignoring the evidence linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman with Khashoggi's death to avoid having to sever ties with the kingdom.

Paul said if he was allowed into the secure room for the briefing, he'd ask Haspel - a Kentucky native - several other questions, including whether there were text messages sent from the killers to the crown prince's office.

Many Democrats want a "straight up or down vote" on the resolution to end all U.S. support for the Saudi coalition in Yemen, without amendments.

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said after a Central Intelligence Agency briefing on murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi that the administration was making the "wrong calculation" in declining to blame the de facto Saudi leader.

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