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U.S. working with Turkey, Saudi Arabia on journalist probe: Donald Trump

U.S. working with Turkey, Saudi Arabia on journalist probe: Donald Trump

Earlier Thursday on "Fox & Friends", President Trump said US investigators are working with Turkish authorities and the Saudis to find Khashoggi. Now, you don't have American citizens, but that in this case, [it] doesn't matter.

"And we have investigators over there and we're working with Turkey, and frankly we're working with Saudi Arabia".

"Part of that is what we're doing with our defense systems and everybody's wanting them", he continued.

On Thursday morning, Trump told Fox News's early-morning show, Fox & Friends, that the USA is working with Turkey and Saudi Arabia to investigate what happened.

Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been the Trump administration's point person on Saudi Arabia.

Turkish officials say he was killed by Saudi agents during the visit.

The letter noted the Magnitsky Act - named for Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who the Russian government arrested and killed in 2009 after uncovering widespread corruption - requires the president to investigate "extrajudicial killing, torture, or other gross violation of internationally recognized human rights" by foreign authorities upon request by the Senate.

Branson also said he would suspend his directorship in two Saudi tourism projects around the Red Sea, citing the disappearance of Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist.

"We want to see what's going on there", he said.

Khashoggi, who had been living in self-imposed exile for the past year, vanished on October 2 after he entered the consulate to obtain a document.

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The apparent outing of members of the Saudi security services will add to growing worldwide pressure on the kingdom, which faces accusations from Turkey of having murdered and dismembered Mr Khashoggi when he went to the consulate on October 2.

Turkish investigators are examining CCTV footage showing the moment he entered the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents ahead of his marriage to his Turkish fiance Hatice Cengiz. One of the men is said to be a senior Saudi forensic official.

MSNBC "All In" host Chris Hayes took to Twitter with a freakish conspiracy on Wednesday, pondering if wealthy Saudi Arabians are shelling out cash to President Trump in exchange for the authorization to kill critics.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Saudi Arabia to release images proving that a missing reporter left its consulate in Istanbul. A bipartisan group of senators has forced a USA investigation to determine whether sanctions should be imposed under the Magnitsky Act.

Graham also told reporters on Wednesday that "there would be hell to pay" if the missing journalist was murdered by the Saudi government, adding that the murder would "cross every line of normality in the worldwide community". "As to whether or not we should stop $110 billion from being spent in this country, knowing they have four or five alternatives, two very good alternatives, that would not be acceptable to me", he said in the Oval Office. Among them was a forensics expert, it says.

This is while Riyadh had denied being behind Khashoggi's disappearance. Bob Corker, who as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has reviewed US intelligence on the case, said it was likely that Khashoggi was killed the day he walked into the consulate. But this is not simply one side's word against the other.

Khaled Saffuri said the adviser, Saud al-Qahtani, told Khashoggi 'that the crown prince wants him back and said you are our son, you are loyal, the crown prince would like you to come and be his adviser, stuff like that'.

Longtime diplomat Aaron David Miller, who has negotiated Middle East policy on behalf of multiple administrations, tweeted following Khashoggi's death: 'If Saudis were involved in Jamal's death or disappearance, that's obviously on them.

Saudi Arabia has called the allegation it abducted or harmed Khashoggi "baseless".


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