White House Refuses To Meet Congress’ Deadline On Khashoggi Killing
Donald Trump is apparently refusing to send a legal document to Congress that requires the White House to determine whether Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is held responsible for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The deadline was on Friday.
“The President maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate,” a senior administration reported to CNN.
As we reported, it was cited that US and foreign officials had direct knowledge from intelligence reports that indicated that the Crown Prince had told a top aide that he would use “a bullet” on Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia has admitted that the murder was premeditated and carried out by a group of men in the prince’s clique, however, they deny that the crown prince had any involvement after Khashoggi went missing following a routine trip to the consulate.
The White House refusal to meet the legal requirement by Friday’s deadline will cause further havoc and anger as many believe that Trump is defending the prince.