Sunday, February 17, 2019 | ePaper
CIA Khashoggi assessment
Khashoggi assessment "very premature": TrumpUS president Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "very premature" and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday.
Trump, on a trip to California, said the killing "should never have happened." The report on Tuesday will explain who the US government believes killed Khashoggi and what the overall impact of his murder is, Trump said. It was unclear who is producing the report.
Trump also said the CIA finding that bin Salman was responsible for the killing was "possible."
Trump made the remarks hours after the State Department said the government was still working on determining responsibility for the death of Khashoggi, a US-based Washington Post columnist.