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WorldSecretary of State Pompeo on Jamal Khashoggi: 'America is not covering up for a murder.'

00:20  12 february  2019
00:20  12 february  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saudi officials told him they would complete a thorough investigation into the disappearance of the Saudi They also have not been able to conclude whether Prince Mohammed directly ordered the killing of Mr. Khashoggi , or whether his intention was to have

Shortly afterwards, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US would "punish those responsible" and Media caption Jamal Khashoggi and how Saudi critics keep going missing. He said he had Saudi Arabia's account of Khashoggi 's fate has not been consistent. First it said Khashoggi had left

Secretary of State Pompeo on Jamal Khashoggi: 'America is not covering up for a murder.'© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. In this photo taken Dec. 15, 2014, Jamal Khashoggi looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital of Manama.

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday sharply rejected an assertion that the Trump administration is complicit in a cover-up of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pompeo's remarks came after Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., accused the administration of turning a "blind eye" to evidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered Khashoggi’s killing.

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Mr. Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh on Monday to meet with King Salman. It was not clear when he might be replaced, or by whom. Prince Khalid is the crown prince’s younger brother. The Saudi Embassy in Washington also canceled its National Day party, which was

Jamal Khashoggi as “the worst cover - up ever,” and his administration warned for the first time that it would Mr. Trump’s criticism, and the sanctions announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “These penalties will not be the last word on the matter from the United States ,” Mr. Pompeo said to

"This amounts to the Trump Administration aiding in the cover up of a murder," Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement on Sunday. "America should never descend to this level of moral bankruptcy."

The White House last week refused to comply with a congressional mandate that required the administration to determine whether the crown prince was responsible for Khashoggi's murder. The White House told senators on the Foreign Relations Committee last week that it would not make the determination – infuriating lawmakers who had triggered the requirement.

Kaine was not the only Democrat to allege a cover-up in Khashoggi's death.

"The Magnitsky Act that requires a president to report back to Congress within 120 days is not a ‘request.’  It is a legal mandate," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat and also a member of the Foreign Relations panel.

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there was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo amiably clutching the hand of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an ornate meeting room Instead, this source explained, a typical president would stress the seriousness of the situation, praise Khashoggi and the free press, call for an

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo misled senators last week in a Senate-only briefing on the murder of Saudi dissident Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), argued Wednesday that a “smoking gun” is not required to find the crown prince responsible for Khashoggi ’s death and that

"If the president ignores the clear mandate of the Magnitsky Act in a case involving premeditated murder perpetrated by officials of a foreign government, the White House will share the blame for attempting to cover up the crime," Leahy said.

Asked about those remarks on Monday, Pompeo said they were "dead wrong."

"Sen. Kaine is just dead wrong," Pompeo told reporters traveling with him in Budapest. "America is not covering up for a murder."

He said the U.S. has taken "more action in response to the tragic murder of Jamal Khashoggi and will continue to take more action, continue our investigation," Pompoe said. "We are working diligently on that. The president has been very clear – couldn't be more clear –as we get additional information, we will continue to hold all of those responsible accountable."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Secretary of State Pompeo on Jamal Khashoggi: 'America is not covering up for a murder.'

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