Trial against the alleged killers of #Khashoggi starts today. Death penality should help to get rid of 5 witnesses. If their relatives and lawyers address any involvement of MbS, they would be in trouble. MbS' business partner Trump looks the other way.https://t.co/yTpBzVHv8D
— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 3, 2019
Nope, no, not in America. 100% unacceptable. This is not who we are. We don't watch a Washington Post journalist get assassinated and dismembered and say "it is what it is."
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) November 20, 2018
Trump’s defense of Khashoggi’s Saudi murderers will stain him (and America) forever https://t.co/g0UToDJMFG
— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) November 21, 2018
cc (to some people followed by @jaredkushner): @EricTrump @IvankaTrump @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @JoshuaKushner @AviBerkow @MikeBloomberg @gabrielsnyder @jack_welch @koblin @Azi @andrewrsorkin @espiers @observer @justdemi
— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) December 4, 2018
This is, without a doubt, the most uninformed, imbecilic, toady, poorly-written, categorically untrue statement I have ever seen from a president of the United States. A complete disgrace. https://t.co/9eqoWFeroX
— Joe Cirincione (@Cirincione) November 20, 2018
Later the US Senate got closer to the truth. From the Congressional Record:
Trump doesn't trust the press, but believed Mohammad bin Salman. Weird.
From the Senate:
SUPPORTING A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION IN YEMEN AND CONDEMNING THE MURDER OF JAMAL KHASHOGGI
(Senate – December 13, 2018)
Text available as: TXT, PDFhttps://t.co/0nkvohYEyq pic.twitter.com/Tz7cl006l8
— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) December 16, 2018
It's clear from the Saudi report their national security apparatus is bearing the brunt of the blame for killing #Khashoggi. Remains to be seen whether intel officers are solely responsible or being scapegoated. The evolving narrative makes everything they say hard to believe. pic.twitter.com/H7TMXWcYBf
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) October 21, 2018
Trump says the crown prince told him “maybe five different times” and “as recently as a few days ago” that he had nothing to do with the #Kashoggi killing.
Believe women? No.
Believe scientists? No.
Believe the FBI? No.
Believe authoritarians? Of course! https://t.co/tVAg3cw7Jz
— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) November 19, 2018
“I would love if he wasn’t responsible,” Trump said of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. To Trump, MBS is “a strong person, he has very good control.”https://t.co/2tXfPSoOKK
— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) November 20, 2018