President Trump said Saudi Arabia was being judged “guilty until proven innocent” in connection with the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month after the journalist entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Eleven of the 15 Saudis who Turkey alleges participated in the disappearance and alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi have ties to the Saudi security services, according to material reviewed by The Post.
The president’s remarks to the Associated Press, made weeks after he urged supporters to “pretend I’m on the ballot,” came as Republicans’ prospects of keeping control of the House appear increasingly dim.
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Speaking in Minnesota, Chief Justice John G. Roberts confronted the aftermath of a bitter battle over Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Russia’s National Guard said an explosive device was involved and described the cause as terrorism, Tass news agency reported.
Power Up
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez rebuts the White House’s assessment that Republicans will retain control after the midterms. But Democrats admit that recapturing the Senate would require a lucky night.
Fact Checker
Bob Hugin, the Republican challenging Menendez in New Jersey, says the public should see all the facts. Be careful what you wish for.
Mobashar Jawed Akbar faced allegations of harassment and assault from female journalists who had worked for him in his previous career as a newspaper editor.
TV Review
With hints of the topically relevant sitcom that producers planned to make before Roseanne Barr’s firing, the rebooted program’s return offers a reminder that there’s a fine concept for a TV show here.
State law now requires high schools to show a newly released video meant to explain what's expected of civilians during a traffic stop. Some critics have voiced concern over the video, calling it a one-sided practice.
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