President Donald Trump said Monday that Saudi Arabia"s King Salman denied having any knowledge of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, even as questions continue to swirl in Washington about the Saudi regime"s possible involvement in the Saudi journalist"s disappearance.
On Monday morning, President Donald Trump said he spoke with Saudi Arabia"s King Salman about Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and left seemingly convinced that the Saudi government played no role in the reporter"s disappearance in Turkey earlier this month.
Saudi Arabia has given Turkey permission to search its Istanbul consulate, nearly two weeks after journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing there, a Turkish diplomatic source told CNN"s Clarissa Ward.
Some of the biggest names in US business and finance have canceled plans to attend a big investment conference in Saudi Arabia because of the unexplained disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin still plans to go to Riyadh for a high-profile economic summit later this month, even as top bank executives and investors continued to drop out after the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist.
In Saudi Arabia in May 2017, President Donald Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and key members of the US Cabinet were treated to a royal, red carpet visit designed to appeal to Trump"s fetish for being fawned over, featuring elaborate, ceremonial sword dances in a blinged out, opulent palace that made Trump Tower look relatively modest.