Two key U.S. Republican senators said Tuesday that they have "zero" doubt that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was complicit in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, contradicting President Donald Trump's more neutral position.
"I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince directed the murder and was kept appraised of the situation all the way through it," Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker told reporters after the CIA director Gina Haspel briefed a small group of senators.
Fellow Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has urged Trump to take a far tougher stance against Riyadh over the killing, said after the briefing that he believes Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi to the highest level possible."
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