Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ possible in Khashoggi disappearance
Posted: 10:33 am Monday, October 15th, 2018
By Staff Writer
After the King of Saudi Arabia ‘firmly denied’ any knowledge of a government plot to kidnap or kill missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump suggested to reporters on Monday that ‘rogue killers’ could well have been responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance last week, when he visited the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
“I’ve asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to immediately get on a plane, go to Saudi Arabia,” the President told reporters outside the White House, as he said the ‘world is watching’ and waiting for answers.
But Mr. Trump made clear that the Saudi King made clear his government was not involved in Khashoggi’s disappearance.
“The King firmly denied any knowledge of it,” the President said. “Maybe these could have been rogue killers – who knows?”
Trump says the Saudi king “flatly denied” any knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance.