Trump denies covering for Saudis as 'Khashoggi death audio' handed to US

Saudi Prince Had To Know Of The Plot In Journalist Case Say Experts

Turkish Police say he was murdered inside the consulate by a 15-member Saudi team that flew into the country just ahead of Khashoggi's scheduled appointment, and left the same day, according to Turkish government sources.

In a sorrowful note atop the column, Khashoggi's editor explained why the Post chose to publish the column Wednesday, almost three weeks after his disappearance.

"The [Washington] Post held off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together. You are going to get me in trouble".

On Wednesday and into Thursday, investigators spent nearly nine hours searching the Saudi consul's residence, then moving on to the consulate itself about 200m (650ft) away, according to Reuters news agency.

Some believe Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (pictured above) had Khashoggi killed, and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is among a handful of well-known names vowing to punish the Saudis.

Liam Fox, the global trade secretary, has pulled out of next week's "Davos in the Desert" summit in Riyadh amid allegations that Saudi Arabia murdered Jamal Khashoggi, the missing journalist.

A report Wednesday by the pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak, citing what it described as an audio recording of Khashoggi's slaying, said a Saudi team immediately accosted the 60-year-old journalist after he entered the consulate, cutting off his fingers and later decapitating him.

In the column, Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who went into self-imposed exile in the United States over the rise of the crown prince, also discussed the practice of Middle Eastern governments blocking internet access to control tightly the information their citizens can see. "As a result, Arab governments have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate", he wrote.

In the column he talks about the importance of a free press in the Middle East.




However his predecessor, Stephen Cordner, was one of the Saudi surgeon's Australian mentors and recalled the experience in a radio interview on Wednesday.

A joint-probe into the case by Saudi Arabia and Turkey is ongoing.

She ended her note: "This column perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world".

President Trump met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday following Pompeo's fact-finding trip to Riyadh and Ankara. "We will probably know that by the end of the week", Trump said.

Prince Khalid said rumors that the "Kingdom's authorities have detained" Khashoggi or "killed him are absolutely false, and baseless".

Tubaiqi was there as a forensic pathologist and his study was paid for by the government of Saudi Arabia, Withers said.

Over the past few days, Mr Trump has raised the possibility of "rogue killers" being behind the journalist's disappearance.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will decide Thursday whether he will attend the conference. "'I am an independent journalist using his pen for the good of his country, ' he would say".

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