Politico: CIA chief will brief senators on Khashoggi killing
CIA Director Gina Haspel will brief Senate committee leaders on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday after members of both parties expressed outrage over the absence of intelligence officials at a briefing last week.
The spy chief will meet with top leaders of the Senate‘s Armed Services Committee, Foreign Relations Committee and Intelligence Committee, according to a source familiar with the matter. The meeting comes ahead of a scheduled vote on whether the Senate will vote to pull support for the civil war in Yemen.
The number of attendees at the briefing could grow given the concern among both parties about Khashoggi’s killing at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul earlier this year.
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Update #1: CIA director will brief small group of lawmakers on Khashoggi murder (CNN)
Update #2: CIA chief to brief lawmakers on Khashoggi murder: senator (AFP)
WNU Editor: The hearing started at 11:00 EST, and it has ended. The Senators are already expressing their opinions ….
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