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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:43 AM

Trump accused of breaking law after refusing to report to Congress on Khashoggi's brutal killing

Dictator don ignores law....

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The White House on Friday signaled President Donald Trump will ignore a request from a bipartisan group of senators to investigate and report on the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing.

Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in October invoked the Global Magnitsky Act of 2016 in response to Khashoggi's killing, which gave the president 120 days to provide Congress with a report on his findings and how he plans to react.

The Global Magnitsky Act is an Obama-era law named for Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian accountant and whistleblower who died in a Russian prison after suffering serious abuse. The law expanded on previous legislation, the Magnitsky Act, which imposed sanctions on Russians accused of being involved in serious human-rights violations.

The updated law offers a path for the US to impose sanctions on people who've committed gross human-rights violations outside of Russia. It also includes a requirement for the president to respond within 120 days to requests from the heads of a number of congressional committees with a report on whether a "foreign person" has committed human-rights violations and if sanctions will be imposed.


https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-declines-bipartisan-investigate-khashoggi-killing-2019-2

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Reply Trump accused of breaking law after refusing to report to Congress on Khashoggi's brutal killing (Original post)
spanone Feb 11 OP
Shell_Seas Feb 11 #1
spanone Feb 11 #3
2naSalit Feb 11 #2
NewJeffCT Feb 11 #4
gratuitous Feb 11 #6
Perseus Feb 11 #19
groundloop Feb 11 #23
calimary Feb 11 #24
mr_lebowski Feb 11 #5
spanone Feb 11 #8
Qutzupalotl Feb 11 #7
Eugene Feb 11 #9
spanone Feb 11 #15
DallasNE Feb 11 #20
ProudLib72 Feb 11 #10
struggle4progress Feb 11 #11
struggle4progress Feb 11 #12
struggle4progress Feb 11 #13
struggle4progress Feb 11 #14
spanone Feb 11 #16
Honeycombe8 Feb 11 #17
They_Live Feb 11 #18
PeeJ52 Feb 11 #21
avebury Feb 11 #22
ck4829 Feb 11 #25

Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:46 AM

1. Well, King Cheeto doesn't have to follow laws, right?

So sick of him.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:54 AM

3. It certainly appears that way.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:48 AM

2. Probably none of his "advisers" read the Act, sooo... nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:55 AM

4. I'm sure Mitch will send him a sternly worded letter

that Trump's aides will throw in the trash and never read to him.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:06 AM

6. Sen. Collins is very concerned

But after receiving assurances from the White House, she has decided that nothing needs to be done at this time, and gee whiz, are you people still on about this four months later?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:51 PM

19. This is worrisome that the orange buffoon can get away with so much criminal conduct

This has to change, I am not sure how it can be done, but ignoring the laws and getting away with it is unacceptable, it doesn't matter where you are in the power ladder, the position of the president of the USA is a job like any other, granted that it has a heavier weight of responsibilities, but he is still a servant of the people and to disregard the laws like the orange buffoon and his republicans minions do has to end.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:19 PM

23. Simply ignoring the law turned out ok for Reagan....

He pretty much got off scott-free after conspiring with Iranian hostage takers to steal the election from Jimmy Carter, selling weapons to Iran and diverting the proceeds from those sales to the Contras. A few of his aides got their hands slapped, but that was it. TINY MUSTN'T BE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH HIS CRIMES!!!!!

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Response to groundloop (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:29 PM

24. Yep. Him too. He should have been impeached for that.

Same for dubya AND cheney for lying us into an unnecessary war that cost us more than FOUR THOUSAND American lives, and untold numbers of innocent Iraqi lives as well.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:00 AM

5. It's a law from the era of that N-Word Barrack Hussein Obama ... therefore it doesn't apply

to a man of HIS stature (and skin tone), obviously.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:14 AM

8. Imagine if President Obama 'chose' to ignore a law.....years of congressional hearings.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:12 AM

7. A party to murder ... corruption ... extortion ...

look how much he’s “accompliced.”

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:43 AM

9. U.S. still probing journalist Khashoggi murder: Pompeo

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS FEBRUARY 11, 2019 / 11:52 AM / UPDATED 34 MINUTES AGO

U.S. still probing journalist Khashoggi murder: Pompeo

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The U.S. government will continue investigating the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Hungary on Monday.

“America is not covering up for a murder,” he said, adding that the United States would take more action to hold accountable all those responsible for Khashoggi’s death.

The U.S.-based Saudi journalist was slain inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. After initially denying his death, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that its agents killed him but denied its senior leaders were behind the killing.

The Trump administration had faced a Feb. 8 deadline to submit a report to Congress on who was responsible for Khashoggi’s death and whether Washington would impose sanctions on those behind the killing.

-snip-


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pompeo-khashoggi/u-s-still-probing-journalist-khashoggi-murder-pompeo-idUSKCN1Q01SC

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Response to Eugene (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:17 PM

15. Pompeo is lying. They've had over 4 months to investigate this. They are stonewalling and...

...hoping people forget about it.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:58 PM

20. Why Have There Been No Leaks

If an investigation is underway. Pompeo is easily the most political Secretary of State in my lifetime so why should we believe him.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:56 AM

10. It's up to the WaPo to keep this in the headlines

And I so hope they do, for as long as it takes because the danger here is letting the story get buried by a hundred news cycles until no one remembers the the orange shitstain had a hand in the murder.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:08 PM

11. Kushner gave Saudi Crown Prince "hit list" of enemies from US intel

Frank Vyan Walton
Monday October 22, 2018 · 5:06 PM EDT

... it appears that last November Jared Kushner allegedly shared classified U.S. intel with Crown Prince MBS about his “enemies" in the kingdom ...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/22/1806322/-Kushner-gave-the-Saudi-Crown-Prince-a-hit-list-of-enemies-from-US-intel-including-Khashoggi

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:12 PM

12. Prince bragged about having Kushner 'in his pocket'

Rosie Perper
Mar. 21, 2018, 9:47 PM

Jared Kushner discussed classified information from the president's daily briefing with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who bragged that he had Kushner "in his pocket" ...

Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, had access to the briefing, a highly sensitive intelligence update meant to be seen by only the president and his top advisers, before being stripped of his top-secret security clearance last month.

Before losing that access, Kushner was particularly interested in information about the Middle East ...

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-crown-prince-jared-kushner-relationship-2018-3

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:15 PM

13. Prince threatened to use "a bullet" on Khashoggi

By Amanda Sakuma
Feb 9, 2019, 1:56pm EST

... The conversation between Prince Mohammed and the aide, Turki Aldakhil, took place in September 2017, as officials in the kingdom were growing increasingly alarmed about Mr. Khashoggi’s criticisms of the Saudi government. That same month, Mr. Khashoggi began writing opinion columns for The Washington Post, and top Saudi officials discussed ways to lure him back to Saudi Arabia.

In the conversation, Prince Mohammed said that if Mr. Khashoggi could not be enticed back to Saudi Arabia, then he should be returned by force. If neither of those methods worked, the crown prince said, then he would go after Mr. Khashoggi “with a bullet,” according to the officials familiar with one of the intelligence reports, which was produced in early December
...


https://www.vox.com/2019/2/9/18218308/saudi-prince-bullet-jamal-khashoggi

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:17 PM

14. Kushner advised prince on how to 'weather' Khashoggi slaying

William Cummings, USA TODAY
Published 11:48 a.m. ET Dec. 9, 2018
Updated 1:59 p.m. ET Dec. 9, 2018

President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been a promoter of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman since the early days of the administration and recently offered the prince advice on how to handle the outrage over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Kushner, 37, who serves as Trump's adviser on the Middle East, has kept up informal conversations with the prince, 33, since early 2017, the Times reported, citing unnamed sources. Three former senior officials told the paper that the politically inexperienced Kushner's private chats with Mohammed could have made him "susceptible to Saudi manipulation."

Khashoggi was killed on Oct. 2 by Saudi agents at the country's consulate in Istanbul. Although the administration has played down reported evidence linking the slaying to the prince and cautioned lawmakers not to take action against Saudi Arabia in response to the killing, senators say U.S. intelligence reports clearly implicate the crown prince ...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/09/jared-kushner-advised-saudi-prince-after-khashoggi-murder-report-says/2257098002/

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:19 PM

16. Thanks for the links.....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:29 PM

17. That snippet doesn't say who's "accusing" him.

But more importantly, who is going to "charge" him for breaking the law?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:29 PM

18. K & R n/t

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:02 PM

21. Laws? What laws? tRump don't need no stinking laws...

Laws don't matter to him. We'll have hearings and Republicans will get upset. There will be great pounding of chests. Then there will be commercials and tweets.

Next!!!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:19 PM

22. Congress should impose sanctions against MBS under the Magnitsky Act. nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:31 PM

25. K&R

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