US Senator Dick Durbin has said the United States should expel Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States is Prince Khaled bin Salman, the younger brother of the crown prince, whom intelligence sources identified as the man behind Khashoggi’s gruesome murder.
After Durbin and a small number of other senators were briefed this week by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the Khashoggi killing, the Illinois Democrat senator Durbin said he did not understand the efforts made by US President Donald Trump and his administration, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis, to cast doubt on the prince’s “obvious” involvement in the murder.
“I couldn’t understand the PR effort by the Trump administration, Sec. Pompeo, after we sat down with the very same intelligence analyst and the conclusion was obvious” that…