VT has looked into the Khashoggi killing and it is obvious what the problem is here. Yes, we believe, we know that MBS authorized the killing but the request, we believe, came from Jared Kusner as a favor for his mobbed up father in law, Donald Trump.
It was Trump at war with Khashoggi, not Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi worked for the Washington Post, a publication Trump had threatened over and over with retaliation.
He just used the Saudis to do it and promised to defend them if there was backlash, which he continues to do, fully complicit in the murder.
This is what he should be impeached for. Jeff Bezos, real billionaire and Trump enemy owns the Post and, of course, Amazon. Trump tried to cut Amazon off from postal delivery. Getting at Bezos by having Israel spy on his divorce and murdering Khashoggi, which his Saudi brothel partners was easlier.
Bloomberg: A Saudi court sentenced five people to death for the murder of government critic Jamal Khashoggi but ruled that last year’s assassination wasn’t premeditated and said it didn’t have enough evidence to incriminate two top officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly defended the prince and shielded the kingdom against any major retaliation by lawmakers.
While Prince Mohammed has repeatedly denied sanctioning the killing, U.S. lawmakers and CIA analysts concluded it couldn’t have taken place without his knowledge. The accusations focused on two of his key aides, royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani and top intelligence official Ahmed Alassiri.
But Deputy Attorney General Shalaan Shalaan said authorities questioned Qahtani, who was removed from his position by King Salman and sanctioned by the U.S. after the killing, and didn’t find enough evidence against him. Ahmed Alassiri, a top intelligence official also removed from his position, was found not guilty by the court.
Khashoggi’s killing drew global condemnation, bruising the reputation of Prince Mohammed as a reformer of Saudi Arabia and prompting bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Congress to limit arms sales to the kingdom. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called him a “wrecking ball” and “toxic” figure.