Turkish police search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case

Trump Speaks to Saudi King, Sends Pompeo for Follow-Up

While the meetings were going on, Trump, in Washington, said on Twitter, "For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russian Federation, for that matter)". The incident has resulted in a global outrage, more so in the USA as he lived here as a legal permanent resident and worked for "The Washington Post".

President Trump said on Wednesday that he doesn't want to sever ties with Saudi Arabia because they have a "tremendous order" for weapons that could potentially create a half a million jobs, until facts are established on US resident Jamal Khashoggi.

She told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday that Khashoggi said the Saudis "wanted him out of the picture" over his recent criticisms of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

The newspaper said Saudi consul general Mohammed al-Otaibi could be heard on the tape, telling those allegedly torturing Mr Khashoggi: "Do this outside, you're going to get me in trouble".

Khashoggi, a critic of Prince Mohammed's regime, hasn't been seen since he entered the consulate October 2 to retrieve a document for his planned wedding.

"Here we go again with you're guilty until proven innocent", Mr Trump said.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss the case of a Saudi journalist who disappeared in Istanbul more than two weeks ago. It wasn't immediately clear what they hoped to find there, although surveillance video had showed diplomatic cars moving between the consulate and the residence almost two hours after Khashoggi walked into the diplomatic post.

These claims also come from CNN reports in which a source says Khashoggi died in a botched interrogation.

"Government welcomes the ongoing diplomatic interaction between the Republic of Turkey and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the investigation which seeks to get to the bottom of this matter", Mabaya said.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is now in Saudi Arabia meeting royalty amid growing global tension over the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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The search of the consul's residence came 15 days after Khashoggi's disappearance - and after police apparently thought they would be able to conduct the search on Tuesday.

Until Monday, Riyadh had not allowed Turkish investigators to search the consulate, with reports both sides were at odds over the conditions.

A Turkish newspaper earlier Wednesday reported that it had heard audio recordings that indicated that Khashoggi was tortured and decapitated inside the consulate.

This is while Brett H. McGurk, the United States special envoy to the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh, asserted that Pompeo's visit to Saudi Arabia and the $100 million payment were not connected.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) called for the suspension of arms sales, as well as for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to drop out of a Saudi investment conference in Riyadh scheduled for next week.

In an interview with the Associated Press Tuesday, Trump likened the Saudis to Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, asserting that they were being unfairly accused of the murder. Saudi Arabia has denied the claims.

"My assessment from these meetings is that there is serious commitment to determine all the facts and ensure accountability, including accountability for Saudi Arabia's senior leaders or senior officials", he said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Pompeo visited Ankara, Turkey to hold talks with Turkish officials about the case.

"I can't imagine there will be no response", McConnell said of the United States.

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