John Kennedy: MBS ‘Certainly Knew About’ Killing of Khashoggi

‘They gutted Mr. Khashoggi like a fish’


BERMAN: "We have a bit of a minute left and I want to get your take on the Jamal Khashoggi situation and the briefing by the CIA Director Gina Haspel to the select group of senators. You said she managed to piss everyone off --"
KENNEDY: "Yeah."
BERMAN: "-- by only briefing a select group of senators there. Would you support a senator measure which basically suggests that it is the belief of the Senate that the Saudi crown prince was connected to or behind at some level the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?"
KENNEDY: "Yes. And, look, in terms of Director Haspel, I wasn’t there -- that’s fine. But I have talked to people who were there and did get briefed. I believed before, I believe now that the Prince Mohammed knew about it. I don’t know whether he gave the order, but he certainly knew about it. Number two, they gutted Mr. Khashoggi like -- like a fish. Number three, we have got to condemn it in the strongest possible terms. Number four, we’ve got to do it without blowing up the Middle East."

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