CIA Director Gina Haspel to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi murder, source says

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CIA Director Gina Haspel is expected to brief leaders of multiple Senate committees Tuesday about the October murder of Saudi activist and writer Jamal Khashoggi, a source told Fox News.

The source said the briefing will include leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Armed Services Committee and Appropriations Committee.

Haspel did not attend a briefing about Khashoggi’s killing that was given to all senators last week by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Her absence upset lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., vowing to hold up Congress’ agenda for the current lame-duck session until he heard from the CIA director.

“”I’m not going to be denied the ability to be briefed by the CIA,” said Graham, who added: “The question for me is whether or not the CIA supports the conclusion with a high degree of confidence that the crown prince [Mohammed bin Salman} was complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi.”- READ MORE

 

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