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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:07 PM

Amid uproar, GOP chairman satisfied with probe into Khashoggi killing

Source: Politico

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jim Risch said Tuesday that he's satisfied with the Trump administration's probe into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even as several of his GOP members complain forcefully that the administration has not complied with a law requiring them to make a determination in the killing.

Many Senate Republicans widely believe that Khashoggi was killed at the direction of the Saudi kingdom after hearing from top administration officials last year. But President Donald Trump has declined to join them in that determination even though U.S. intelligence reportedly concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing. Though the Magnitsky Act required the administration to respond to a bipartisan request asking them to come to a conclusion, the White House last week declined to meet the deadline to reply.

Multiple Senate Republicans said in interviews on Monday night that they were angry about the administration's move to not comply with the law. But Risch said it's a "work in progress" and has no plans to do anything in his committee to try and move the process along more quickly.

"We have had numerous briefings and meetings with the administration where we put the information together that we have, that they had, and like I say it's a work in progress," the Idaho Republican said, saying that he "personally" is satisfied. "They've been very forthcoming with us ... they're working in good faith to reach a conclusion on this with some direct evidence."

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/12/risch-jamal-khashoggi-death-1166174

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brooklynite Tuesday OP
Achilleaze Tuesday #1
BigmanPigman Tuesday #2
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muriel_volestrangler Tuesday #4
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:08 PM

1. republicans piss on truth. Again.

Deplorable.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:12 PM

2. Is the Dem House going to look into this too?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:15 PM

3. Repugs covering up drumpf crimes, as always.

Sickening but expected. They took the Russian $$ too.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:20 PM

4. "Act required ... White House declined ... GOP chairman satisfied" that Trump breaks law

This should be added to the list of impeachable offenses. Trump is breaking the law; the GOP establishment is conspiring with him to do that. Risch has no plans to do anything. Because he's an immoral fucker, who just does what his paymasters tell him, whether they're American, Russian or Saudi. "Good faith", my arse.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:24 PM

5. WTF, the Trump administration did do a probe,

it's called our intelligence agencies and they reported that MBS was most likely involved in Kashoggi's murder.

Who did this second investigation, Steven Miller?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:32 PM

6. Can the House Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Elliot Engel, insist it be released?

Both Houses had to pass the Magnitzky Act to make it law, not just the Senate.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:11 PM

7. Unfortunately, you can't trust anything the bastard rePuglicans say.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:19 PM

8. lucky the House can do what they want

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:38 PM

9. Tell us, Risch, what did Spanky promise YOU ?

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