Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Khashoggi was tortured before being killed

Khashoggi was tortured before being killed

Trump's demand at the White House came as he expressed support for Saudi Arabia, a longtime US ally, and said he expects its investigation into the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, would be completed by the end of the week. "We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as I'm concerned", he told the Associated Press.

"Remember what happened", Lippmann said, "the president's first foreign trip after he became president was to Saudi Arabia, and the Saudis flattered him in every way which, he ate it up, and they had him looking into that glowing orb and really feeling that he had found some kind of - don't know, soul mate - in Saudi Arabia".

The Washington Post on Wednesday night published what the paper called Jamal Khashoggi's "last" column he submitted before the activist vanished during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. "I'm not sure yet that it exists, probably does, possibly does", he later told reporters when asked about audio or video evidence.

"It is 500,000 jobs, it will be ultimately $110 billion".

He added: "I'll tell you what I don't want to do".

"So hopefully it is working out".

Speaking to reporters in Brussels about Saudi pledges to investigate what has happened, Pompeo said that it was "reasonable to give them a handful of days more to complete" their own investigation "so they get it right, so that it's thorough and complete".

The source did not describe how the crown prince or the Saudis reacted, but said the message had been received. "That is a big factor in my eyes, and I hope they haven't".

Pompeo's tour coincided with the disclosure of further lurid snippets as to how Khashoggi was said to have been tortured, killed and dismembered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. But an 11-member Saudi investigation team has arrived at the Saudi consul's Istanbul residence on Wednesday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

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"We have managed and are continuing to manage this issue transparently and open to the world within the measures given by law", he said. "Is that shaping USA policy?" "Those are important elements of US national policy that are for, are in Americans' best interests. More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices", Khashoggi said.

The reluctance of the Turks to turn over hard evidence they have said they have documenting Khashoggi's fate has led USA and European security officials to assess that the most brutal accounts of Khashoggi's demise are likely accurate, the sources said.

In one piece, he accused the Saudi crown prince of acting like Putin.

"Horrendous tortures were committed on Khashoggi, who came to the consulate for documents", the Yeni Safak account said. "They didn't want to either".

Khashoggi was killed within minutes and his torturers severed his fingers during the interrogation, the newspaper said.

As they cut off Mr. Khashoggi's head and dismembered his body, a doctor of forensics who had been brought along for the dissection and disposal had some advice for the others, according to the senior Turkish official.

"We expect the search in the residence and vehicles to be carried out today", Cavusoglu said, following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

At the same time tensions are strained between the United States and Saudi Arabia over a journalist who may have been killed, a warning is going out for the tread carefully on the world stage.

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