Members of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations did not mince words after the briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday. John McCain, who has been on board with much of President Donald Trump's agenda since McCain's death in August, Graham has sided with critics of Trump's Saudi Arabia policy over the Khashoggi incident.
"We had a very good meeting", Corker told reporters after the session, which was also attended by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Todd Young and Democrats Bob Menendez and Chris Murphy. Numerous lawmakers to meet with Haspel already seemingly made up their minds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered Khashoggi's murder.
Saudi Arabia initially denied any knowledge of Khashoggi's whereabouts, but later admitted that he was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul before his body was dismembered.
The clear and biting assessment put Republican senators at odds with the White House, which has steadfastly refused to cast blame on Saudi Arabia's leadership for the death of Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist. The vote last week allowed the Senate to debate the measure, which could happen as soon as next week, but senators are still in negotiations on whether to amend it and what it should say. If he were in front of a jury, "he would have a unanimous verdict in about 30 minutes".
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"I don't want to do anything to harm our national interest, and I don't think that we've fully spoken to what the crown prince has done", Corker told CNN. Later Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued a statement saying the briefing only "reinforced the need for a strong response to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi", and that Haspel "should brief the full Senate without delay".
According to United States media reports, the Central Intelligence Agency has evidence the Saudi prince exchanged 11 messages with Qahtani, who allegedly oversaw the hit, before and after it was carried out.
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, a former chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, also voted no on advancing the resolution.
The U.S. has slapped sanctions on Saudis involved in the murder. "He murdered him. No question in my mind".
A Saudi prosecutor charged 11 government officials in October for alleged involvement, some whom could face the death penalty if found guilty. "It's a smoking saw", Graham told reporters, referring to the bone saw allegedly used by Saudi authorities to dismember the journalist. He said you'd have to be "willfully blind" to ignore the evidence and that there is "zero chance" that MBS is innocent in the matter. "I disagree with that assessment" Rubio said.