Counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance said on Saturday that the Trump administration’s cover-up of the Saudi murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi will lead to a weapons deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Nance said that the dismissal of the brutal murder of Khashoggi will lead to weapons sales between the U.S. and Saudi that Trump will brag about on the campaign trail.
“MBS will get out of this scott-clear and you will hear a letter of intent on weapons sales to the United States that Donald Trump can walk around the campaign trail,” the MSNBC analyst said.
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Nance offered his predictions:
I’m going to make a couple predictions about what’s going to happen here. … What’s going to happen here is this, because I’ve worked there my entire career. One, the youngest of that hit team is going to be singled out and he is going to either be executed or he is going to be disappeared in some way. And his tribe and his family will be owed a favor by the king of Saudi Arabia. The rest of them will all be banished to Mecca. MBS will get out of this scott-clear and you will hear a letter of intent on weapons sales to the United States that Donald Trump can walk around the campaign trail.
Saudi’s story is ridiculous to anybody without financial ties to the kingdom
Saudi Arabia’s Kavanaugh-style investigation has so far found that when Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, an altercation broke out that led to his death.
As The Washington Post pointed out, this comes after Saudi Arabia first said that Khashoggi “left the consulate that day and that officials did not know where he was.”
Every step of the way, the Saudis have been changing their story and the president has been giving them the benefit of the doubt each time.
At the end of the day, Donald Trump isn’t looking for the truth. From the start, he has been looking for any reason at all to let the Saudis off clean to protect his own financial ties to the kingdom.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.