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Trump shrugs at Khashoggi murder, signals he won't punish Saudi Arabia or its crown prince

Nov 20, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

By Eli Stokols and Tracy Wilkinson

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump made it clear on Tuesday that he does not intend to punish Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident killed by Saudi officials in Turkey in October.

In an unusual official statement replete with exclamation points and disputed claims, Trump cast doubt on the CIAs reported conclusions that it has a high degree of confidence that the ...