Intelligence officials are increasingly skeptical of the Saudi account and have warned President Trump that the idea that rogue operators flew to Istanbul and killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi without the knowledge or consent of Saudi leaders is dubious, a White House official said.
The video recorded by Turkish law enforcement of a purported body double for the slain journalist leaving the Saudi Consulate was released as pressure mounted on the Saudi government to explain what happened to Khashoggi.
The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has brought more attention to Mohammed bin Salman’s efforts to silence dissent in Saudi Arabia since he became crown prince. “There are no human rights defenders still free,” said Yahya Assiri, a Saudi human rights activist who lives in self-exile. “They are all behind bars.”
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The president plans to keep focusing on immigration and a migrant caravan as his best contrast with Democrats ahead of Election Day, advisers said.
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Several states and civil rights groups have filed lawsuits against administration efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census.
Putting their bitter 2016 primary rivalry behind them, the president and Republican senator praised each other onstage in Houston.
HHS officials have been behind a push to define sex by what is determined at birth, rather than gender identity.
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The storm may form as a strong cold front combines with the remnants of Category 5 Hurricane Willa, which is about to hit Mexico’s west coast.
The remote garrison’s position along a highway linking the Syrian regime in Damascus to its backers in Tehran has made the base a potential locus in White House plans to confront Iran’s reach across the region.
The president’s announcement of a new tax cut comes barely two weeks ahead of midterm elections that will decide control of Congress.
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