Democrats will prioritize Jamal Khashoggi investigation next term, Adam Schiff says

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Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday that investigating the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi will be a top priority when the new session begins.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Mr. Schiff said the committee must be fully debriefed on the intelligence community’s findings.

“We will certainly want to examine what the intelligence community knows about the murder,” Mr. Schiff told The Washington Post.

The plan is to assess what American intelligence concluded and how certain that conclusion is. Then members of Congress will be able to determine if President Trump is misconstruing what the intelligence community found in order to protect Saudi Arabia.

“We’ll look at what the intelligence community assessments are at any given time,” Mr. Schiff said. “Then it will be quite clear whether the president is relying on the intelligence community and our best source of information or whether the president is representing something very different.” – READ MORE

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