Graham: CIA Briefing Confirmed That Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder

Graham: CIA Briefing Confirmed That Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder

Graham: CIA Briefing Confirmed That Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s MurderSenator Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that a briefing with CIA director Gina Haspel confirmed his initial belief that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered at the direction of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. “I left the briefing with high confidence that my initial confidence is correct,” Graham told reporters after exiting the briefing. Graham, who led the bipartisan call for the White House to allow Haspel to brief lawmakers after she was reportedly barred from a briefing last week, said bin Salman’s role in Khashoggi’s assassination disqualified him as a potential diplomatic partner to the U.S.