The United States will soon release a report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President Joe Biden has read the report and will soon speak to Saudi leadership to “recalibrate” relations. The report, compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will say that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) “likely ordered” the murder.
According to Bob Woodward's new book, Trump bragged about saving MBS's ass by preventing Congress from taking action after the Jamal Khashoggi murder.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and his closest adviser, who reportedly was in charge of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, exchanged at least 11 messages the day the Saudi journalist was killed.
The Washington Post has reported that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) ordered members of the Saudi intelligence agency to murder Post writer Jamal Khashoggi. They say that the killing of Khashoggi was planned in advance and took place in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month.
President Trump is reportedly very unhappy with the relationship between his son-in-law Jared Kushner and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. In fact, according to an account of a phone interview with the Washington Post late Saturday, Trump believes that Kushner is more of a liability than an asset, and he is hurting relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia.