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Trump's very problematic logic on Saudi Arabia and Jamal Khashoggi

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

This post has been updated.

There may be legitimate reasons for the United States not to throw the book at Saudi Arabia for its killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The problem is that President Trump hasn't provided any logically sound ones.

Trump released a highly unusual statement Tuesday giving the Saudi royals a pass for Khashoggi's death, and then he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended it. But just about everything Trump said was either wrong or overly sim...