US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel will brief Senate leaders on the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who several Senators believe was killed at the order of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Haspel will brief members of the Foreign Relations, Armed Services and Appropriations committees on Tuesday, several sources told The Hill newspaper on Monday.
The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the news.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week briefed the whole Senate on US-Saudi relations in the wake of the murder of Khashoggi, who was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul on October 2.
The senators, however, found the presentation unconvincing and were also upset at the CIA chief’s absence. The lawmakers wanted to directly hear from her the CIA’s opinion on the Khashoggi death.
The CIA has reportedly concluded…