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CIA chief to brief lawmakers on Khashoggi murder: report

WASHINGTON: CIA director Gina Haspel has agreed to brief Senate leaders on what the agency knows about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The briefing will take place on Tuesday, the Journal said, after the Central Intelligence Agency failed to take part when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to senators on the issue last week. Further details of the briefing were not available, and the CIA would not confirm or deny whether it…

CIA chief Haspel to Turkey as officials seek to clarify MbS role in Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON: CIA Director Gina Haspel was travelling to Turkey on Monday to help investigate the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two sources familiar with the matter said, as security agencies examined what role Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have played in the case. Khashoggi, who was living in Washington, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Earlier on Monday, US President Donald Trump said he was still not satisfied…