US senators have introduced a bill aimed at forcing the administration of President Donald Trump to issue a public report on the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Turkey consulate last year.
On Tuesday, Democrats in the upper chamber of US Congress filed the bill that would require US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to release a report on the murder of the US-based columnist within 30 days of passing the measure.
“Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of National Intelligence shall submit to Congress a report on the death of Jamal Khashoggi,” the legislation states.
Senators Ron Wyden, Chris Coons, Martin Heinrich, Kamala Harris and Jack Reed have endorsed the measure.
“The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was a tragedy and represented an attack on journalists everywhere,” said Harris, the only 2020 contender backing the bill. “Unfortunately, the…