WaPo’s Hiatt: Trump’s Willingness to Accept Saudi Story on Khashoggi ‘Damaging to the Country’

‘The fact that the president is willing to swallow this, so far, and on behalf of the United States is really damaging to the country and to the rule of law and, you know, I would say to the kind of world that we want to live in’

RUSH EXCERPT:
HIATT: “So then they said, oh, yeah, he died in the consulate, but it was an accident, there was a fight, we didn't mean to. That was so preposterous based on all the evidence that the Turks have provided, including to the United States and to others in the world, that they admitted -- the chief prosecutor in Saudi Arabia said, yes, it was a premeditated murder. But now they're back to saying, oh, no, we just sent some people to the consulate to invite him back to Saudi Arabia and there was a fight and things went back. Well, if so, why would you send a forensic expert with a bone saw? You know, it's just ridiculous. And the fact that the president is willing to swallow this, so far, and on behalf of the united States, is really damaging to the country and to the rule of law and, you know, I would say to the kind of world that we want to live in. And we've all heard about how Turkish officials somehow had this audio of what happened, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the president in this interview over the weekend says he doesn't need to listen to the tape. This is what he said.”

(h/t Mediaite)
 

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