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Thu Oct 18, 2018, 02:56 PM

Trump rebukes Saudis, but also gives them more time

The Trump administration on Thursday offered its first rebuke of Saudi Arabia on Thursday over the disappearance of a U.S.-based journalist widely believed to have been murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would pull out of a high-profile investment summit in Riyadh, an announcement he made shortly after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saudi Arabia would have a few more days to complete an investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi consulate on Oct. 2 and hasnt been seen since.

Vice President Pence offered some of his most pointed comments yet on the case, telling reporters in Colorado that if a journalist lost their life at the hand of violence, that is a threat to a free and independent press around the world and there will be consequences.

I can assure you that were going to follow the facts, he said.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/412031-pompeo-advises-trump-to-give-saudis-a-few-more-days-to-investigate?userid=229233

I'm sure they're shaking in their boots.

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