Panelists on MSNBC's Morning Joe raised concerns on Wednesday morning about the repercussions of President Donald Trump's personal relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
We will remind, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi meant to kill at country Villa, set in Barren, not at the Consulate in Istanbul.
His administration has downplayed possible links between the crown prince and what happened to Khashoggi, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis saying they had seen no direct ties.
The resolution was introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC) disagreed.
Recall, trump could not resist recording murder Khashoggi.
After reports that the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that the crown prince ordered Khashoggi's assassination in the Istanbul consulate on October 2, Trump warned that US-Saudi ties and oil market stability were too important to rock over the scandal. "We're trying to get everything together so we do something constructive".
"The current construct is not sustainable", Graham added.
"If the Saudi government is going to be in the hands of this man for a long time to come, I find it very hard to be able to do business, because I think he's insane, I think he is unsafe", he said.
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The offices of Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader had to sign off on the use of the rig, Ake said. A long list of prominent current and former officials gathered inside the rotunda to pay their respects.
After the meeting, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters that MBS is "complicit" in the murder. Secretary of Defense James Mattis was emphatic last week, telling reporters, "We have no smoking gun that the Crown Prince was involved". Khashoggi was a USA resident since 2017 and he was killed during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain marriage-related paperwork in October. The resolution also calls on Riyadh to negotiate with representatives of the Houthi movement in Yemen in an effort to end that country's bloody civil war and subsequent humanitarian crisis.
Graham stressed that he believes the crown prince has put the decades-long US-Saudi relationship at risk.
The U.S. has slapped sanctions on Saudis involved in the murder.
As explained Republican Senator from Tennessee Bob Corker, if Salman was in front of a jury, it would be condemned for murder about 30 minutes.
Corker said it would be "difficult" to come up with legislation that could pass the Senate. He said finding a compromise will be hard because some lawmakers don't want to tie Yemen to the Khashoggi killing. "Maybe he did and maybe he didn't!"
US intelligence officials have concluded that the crown prince must have at least known of the plot, but Trump has been reluctant to pin the blame.
"I think we have lost a lot of our moral high ground", McCaskill said on the day of the vote. "The United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region". "Now the question is how do you separate the Saudi crown prince and his group from the nation itself?"
In a column for The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Graham wrote that the killing and other moves by the Saudi regime showed "astounding arrogance entitlement" and disregard for global norms.