https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/us-intelligence-knew-plot-saudia-arabia-journalistU.S. intelligence intercepts reveal that Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, hatched a plot to lure missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi from Virginia to Saudi Arabia where he planned to capture him, according to a Wednesday Washington Post report.
Khashoggi has been missing since last week when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documentation to marry his fiancée. Per Turkish officials, he was murdered in the consulate upon arrival.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-turkey/u-s-raises-pressure-on-saudi-arabia-over-missing-journalist-idUSKCN1MK0J0?il=0Asked in a telephone interview with Fox News Channel late on Wednesday whether Saudis were responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance or death, Trump said: “I guess you would have to say so far it’s looking a little bit like that and we’re going to have to see.”
Paul, a Kentucky Republican, said Tuesday he would force a vote to reject sales the next time the U.S. government informs lawmakers of a planned shipment, a response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the consulate.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-09/vote-sought-to-block-u-s-saudi-arms-sales-over-khashoggi-s-fateIn 2017, Paul narrowly failed to block $110 billion in sales to Saudi Arabia over its involvement in Yemen’s civil war. The resolution failed on a 47-53 vote, with Republicans Mike Lee of Utah, Todd Young of Indiana, and Dean Heller of Nevada joining Paul in voting against the sales.