Normalising murder to protect big businesses in arms sales not to mention his boss who is in hock to MBS et al.
— MAC (@MaryAnitaConroy) October 16, 2018
Absolutely appalling. I keep thinking it's impossible to be more disgusted with the Trump administration but then, of course, it is and I am.
— Lia Rushton (@lia_rushton) October 16, 2018
Absolutely disgusting!! Is he still going to Turkey after this to help with the coverup story?
There are so many reasons to VOTE Nov 6th! Laughing off extrajudicial killings in Saudi and elsewhere is not what America was built on and it will happen here under this regime!
— Bruce MacDonald (@Bmac8654) October 16, 2018
Pompeo works for a man who routinely insists that journalists are the enemy of the people. Trump _wishes_ he could do what MBS has done –and given time, he will.
— Stan Trujillo (@rezionet) October 16, 2018
Follow The Money!! They’re still making deals with them. Didn’t Jared Kushner just receive millions from them. This is horrible and to think Trump & his Administration was somehow involved is sickening!!!
New season of “How to get away with murder”
— IDoWorship (@IDoWorship) October 16, 2018
Now this could happen to anyone for as long as you are a journalist, a dissident, individuals speaking to power and it will be acknowledged and swept under the rug. When US failed to act, evil becomes normal
— West 79 INC. Alhaji Yusuf (@McShaffy) October 16, 2018
The optics for the United States have been far from stellar.
Trump has suggested without evidence that “rogue killers” could be responsible for Khashoggi’s death despite audio and video recordings of the murder claimed to be in possession of Turkish officials and an evolving cover story being pushed by the Saudis.
The Saudi government is reportedly preparing to announce that Khashoggi, who was interrogated, tortured and murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul October 2, was killed by accident during a botched interrogation.
“Two sources close to the kingdom confirmed to CBS News later on Monday that the Saudi government was planning to admit he was killed, but call it an accident,” Tucker Reals reported on Tuesday.
It won’t be so easy, however, to write off the 15 Saudi operatives lying in wait inside the Saudi Consulate for Khashoggi’s arrival with a bone saw in hand as an accident.
Following his meeting with MBS and other high-ranking Saudi officials, Pompeo “thanked the King for Saudi Arabia’s strong partnership with the United States,” and for “his commitment to supporting a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.”