CNBC political reporter John Harwood goes there and I believe rightly so.
According to the Washington Post—the Trump administration and the Saudis are scheming to come up with an excuse for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:
The Trump administration and the Saudi royal family are searching for a mutually agreeable explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — one that will avoid implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is among the president’s closest foreign allies, according to analysts and officials in multiple countries.
But it will be difficult for the young ruler to escape scrutiny, as mounting evidence points not only to the Saudi government’s knowledge of Khashoggi’s fate, but also to a connection by Mohammed to his disappearance.
Harwood then tweets this sobering and very realistic take on a possible cover-up between the Saudis and the Trump Administration:
“The Trump administration and Saudi royal family are searching for mutually agreeable explanation for death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that will avoid implicating MBS”
think about this: it says the US President is collaborating on cover-up of a murder https://t.co/EO0cLker9P
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 18, 2018
Trump’s ties to the Saudis are well known, that even Fox News Research tweeted quite an impressive little list of those close ties:
Trump & Saudi Business:
•1991: Sold yacht to Saudi Prince
•2001: Sold 45th floor of Trump World Tower to Saudis
•Jun 2015: I love the Saudis…many in Trump Tower
•Aug 2015: "They buy apartments from me…Spend $40M-$50M"
•2017: Saudi lobbyists spent $270K at Trump DC hotel
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) October 16, 2018
The “president” of the United States has financial interests with the Saudis.
The “president” has repeatedly attacked journalists here who criticized him.
The Saudis brutally murder a journalist that criticized them.
The “president” is now scheming with the Saudis, so he can protect his financial interests. Nothing that comes from this administration is ever unbelievable, because it’s morally corrupt and depraved. The “president” and his cronies will do anything for money, including collaborating to cover-up a brutal murder.
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