‘They’ve got some explaining to do’: The case of a missing Washington Post columnist raises more questions after reports suggests he was murdered by Saudi agents


Jamal Khashoggi

The case surrounding Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Washington Post columnist who disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, raised more concerns after mounting evidence suggested he was murdered.
Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published write-ups that were critical of the Saudi government. He had been living in the US state of Virginia.
A team of 15 Saudis who flew in from Saudi Arabia to visit and leave the consulate on the same day of Khashoggi’s disappearance is suspected of playing a role in his disappearance, people familiar with the investigation said in a Washington Post report.
US intelligence officials reportedly intercepted communications that the Saudis discussed a plan to lure and capture Khashoggi before his disappearance.
When asked for video footage on Khashoggi, Saudi officials reportedly told Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee that they “only livestream their tapes.”
The Saudi government asserted that Khashoggi left the premises shortly after his visit.

The case surrounding the missing Washington Post columnist who disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, raised more concerns in the US after mounting evidence suggested he was murdered during the visit.

Jamal Khashoggi, 59, has not been heard from his fiance nor coworkers after his disappearance on October 2. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published critical pieces of the Saudi government and exiled himself to Virginia.

Turkish officials launched an investigation and claim that the evidence already suggests Khashoggi entered but never left the consulate. A team of 15 Saudis who flew in from Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, to visit and leave the consulate on the same day of his disappearance is suspected of playing a role, people familiar with the investigation said in a Washington Post report published Tuesday.

US intelligence officials reportedly intercepted communications that the Saudis discussed a plan to lure and capture Khashoggi before his disappearance, a person …read more

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