Graham wants Senate resolution on Saudi prince

U.S. senators more certain than ever Saudi crown prince was behind Khashoggi killing

Graham wants Senate resolution on Saudi prince

"It's a smoking saw", Graham told reporters, referring to the bone saw allegedly used by Saudi authorities to dismember the journalist.

CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed a small group of legislators on the murder of Saudi-born journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Senators from both parties were upset that Haspel was not part of a closed-door session with top administration officials last week about Khashoggi's killing and the US response. "You have to balance all of those considerations as we move forward on this".

Last week's vote set up debate on Senate passage of the Yemen resolution, which could happen next week.

Haspel delivered a closed-door briefing to the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations, Armed Services and Appropriations committees on the murder of Khashoggi on Tuesday morning.

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Sen. Bob Corker says a jury would find the Saudi crown prince 'in about 30 minutes.'

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"MBS, the crown prince, is a wrecking ball".

The Senate could take a vote on proceeding to the Yemen resolution next week. "So really, this is the deep state at work that your representatives don't know what's going on in the intelligence agencies", Paul said.

They said the "whole world is certain that he ordered a awful crime against the journalist Jamal Khashoggi".

She was absent from last week's briefing by the secretaries of state and defence, angering some in Congress. "If the crown prince went in front of a jury, he would be convicted in 30 minutes".

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said the briefing "reinforced the need for a strong response to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi".

"Every senator should hear what I heard this afternoon", Durbin said.

Graham called Pompeo a "good soldier" for sticking to the commander-in-chief's story.

Khashoggi was killed two months ago.

After reports that the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that the crown prince ordered Khashoggi's assassination in the Istanbul consulate on October 2, Trump issued a statement saying US-Saudi relations and oil market stability were too important to rock over the scandal.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Tuesday that he has read "every piece of intelligence that is in the possession of United States government".

That reluctance to blame the crown prince has enraged some Republicans.

Saudi authorities have vehemently denied the crown prince was involved. "Maybe he did and maybe he didn't!".

"Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally, and the relationship is worth saving".

Chase Thomas, executive director of the left-leaning Alliance for a Better Utah, said Stewart was continuing to blindly defend Trump at all costs.

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While acknowledging the country's long relationship with Saudi Arabia, senators have said the murder can't be excused.

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