The Daily Beast reports:
President Trump has once again come to the defense of Saudi Arabia, telling reporters on Monday morning that Saudi officials have repeatedly denied murdering critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi—and suggesting that Khashoggi could have been murdered by “rogue killers” instead.
“I just spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what took place, with regard to, what he said, was his Saudi Arabian citizen,” Trump said, according to pool video outside the White House.
Trump added that he is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to investigate. “I don’t want to get into [the king’s] mind,” Trump added, “but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers. Who knows?”
Trump, sounding very similar to his Putin interference denials, says that it could have been “rogue killers” who murdered Jamal Khashoggi.
“It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers. Who knows?” (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/uap6d2Db40
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