US President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to brief Senators on Saudi Arabia that could determine whether Congress goes forward with sanctions.
Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will likely conduct an “all-senators briefing” regarding the longtime US ally, two congressional sources said as quoted by The Hill website on Friday.
The briefing which is scheduled for after Thanksgiving could create harmony in conflicting views about passing sanctions or blocking a major arms deal with Saudi Arabia following the Jamal Khashoggi murder.
Trump doubts the possibility that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had any involvement in the assassination of the dissident journalist.
Despite evidence provided by Turkey, Trump has turned a blind eye about the role played by Saudi Arabia’s MbS in the brutal murder of Khashoggi.
Senators are divided about punishment of the Saudi leadership over…