The CIA has a recording of a telephone name through which Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is instructing “silence Jamal Khashoggi as quickly as attainable,” in accordance with a report Thursday in a Turkish newspaper.

The order from the prince was captured by CIA wiretapping, the Hurryiet Each day Information reported.

The newspaper mentioned CIA Director Gina Haspell, who traveled to Turkey final month as a part of the investigation into Khashoggi’s killing on the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, signaled to Turkish officers that the company has a recording of the decision.

Prince made the feedback in a name to his brother, Khaled bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US, the report mentioned.

Saudi Arabia has acknowledged that the Washington Submit columnist was killed after he received right into a combat with officers making an attempt to return him to the dominion however denied the crown prince had any involvement within the crime.

President Trump, who introduced this week that he wouldn’t search to penalize Prince Mohammed, got here to his protection once more on Thursday.

“I hate the crime and I hate what is completed and I hate the cover-up. And I’ll inform you this, the crown prince hates it greater than I do,” he advised reporters after a teleconference with army members.

He additionally continued to downplay the CIA’s conclusion that the prince directed the journalist’s killing, saying the company “factors it each methods.”

“As I mentioned, ‘Perhaps he did, perhaps he didn’t.’ However I’ll say very strongly that it’s a vital ally. And if we go by a sure normal we gained’t be capable of have allies with virtually any nation,” Trump mentioned.

Requested who could be behind Khashoggi’s homicide, Trump mentioned the Saudi royal household “vehemently denied” the prince was concerned.

“Perhaps the world needs to be held accountable as a result of the world is a vicious place,” Trump mentioned.

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