Through fierce lobbying and charm offensives, Saudi Arabia has shaped policy and perceptions in Washington for years. But the global condemnation of the killing of Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month is challenging the strength of the operation.
While Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister denied that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, officials have not answered where the Post contributing columnist’s remains are and have offered inconsistent narratives for how he was killed, fueling skepticism.
Investigators are poring over the Trump adviser’s public comments and alleged private assertions that he made in 2016 suggesting he had a way to reach WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, people familiar with the probe said.
With suburban women trending nationwide against President Trump, Democrats have chosen women to run in four of their tightest races in Virginia — a state that will be an early indicator on election night of the party’s chances of wresting control of the House and gaining a foothold on power in the Trump era.
Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing since 2004 at a site in the Gulf of Mexico where an oil production platform owned by Taylor Energy Company sank during Hurricane Ivan. But for years, Taylor Energy and federal officials had kept quiet about the growing disaster.