The US House of Representatives is set to take a “deep dive” into US President Donald Trump’s ties to Saudi Arabia, following his response to the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The House intelligence committee will launch the investigation once the new Democratic-dominated House assembles in January, California Representative Adam Schiff, who is in line to become head of the committee, told the Washington Post in an interview published Friday.
Trump has refused to pressure Saudi Arabia to be accountable over the killing of Khashoggi, arguing that doing so would hurt political and financial relations with the traditional Middle East ally.
A US green card holder and a columnist for the Post, Khashoggi was murdered after entering the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
After offering numerous contradictory explanations, Riyadh eventually admitted that the journalist was indeed murdered. However, it denied…