A former CIA officer says the White House is helping cover up Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

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A former CIA case officer and intelligence analyst said the Trump administration is helping the Saudi Crown Prince cover up journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.  Bob Baer, who worked as a CIA case officer primarily in the Middle East, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the US has purposely muted its response to Khashoggi’s murder, despite mounting evidence — including audio recordings — that some suggest implicates the Saudi Crown Prince.  Turkish and US officials, including US National Security Adviser John Bolton, have said that the audio does not conclusively link the killing to Prince Mohammed. But Baer suggested it is unlikely that anyone else in the Kingdom would have the authority to order such an operation. “The chances that Mohammed bin Salman ordered this, we’re hitting 100%,” Baer said. The Trump administration, by all appearances, is unsure of how to proceed in its response to Khashoggi’s murder; while officials have been promising to clamp down hard with possible sanctions, little meaningful action has been taken.

A former CIA case officer and intelligence analyst for CNN claimed the Trump administration is helping the Saudis cover up Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. 

Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday, Bob Baer, who worked at a CIA case officer primarily in the Middle East, said the US has purposely muted its response to journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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