Corker and other Republican senators, such as Lindsey Graham of SC, have slammed President Donald Trump repeatedly for his stance toward Saudi Arabia following the October 2 killing of Khashoggi, who was a columnist for The Washington Post and a USA resident.
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The two-time Oscar victor was spotted directing Wednesday outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered with a bone saw October 2, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency.
"Let me just put it this way: I think if he was in front of a jury, he would have a unanimous verdict in about 30 minutes. That might be the real policy question".
"But at the same time, it's sort of hard to call this a cover up given the fact that everybody in that briefing last week knew that Pompeo and Mattis were misleading us, knew there was no way this murder happened without the consent and direction of MBS".
Senators who weren't invited to Tuesday's briefing, including Rand Paul of Kentucky, Chris Murphy of CT and Tim Kaine of Virginia, where Khashoggi lived, said more senators should also get the same briefing.
"There is no way, and I mean no way, that 17 people that close to the crown prince fly into a third country, murder someone in a diplomatic facility, and fly back to Saudi Arabia and he not at least know about it, much less perhaps be involved in it".
Corker said he's not certain he would support pulling back from Yemen but that "I deserve the right" to back a withdrawal of United States involvement in the war effort. He was not in Haspel's briefing, which was attended by a select number of committee chairs and top-ranking Democrats. Lindsey Graham (SC) disagreed.
On Tuesday, bowing to demands from Republicans such as Sen.
The office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has not responded to a request for comment on whether Haspel should brief the full chamber. Mike Lee, who championed of the resolution, were not included in the Haspel briefing on Tuesday.
Turkish officials told Reuters that former Mohammed bin Salman aide Saud al-Qahtani and former deputy intelligence chief General Ahmed al-Asiri are suspected of helping to orchestrate the October 2 killing. "They have done, I believe, some permanent damage to that standing".
Multiple senators emerged saying they had no doubt about Salman's role in the incident and demanding a stronger response from Washington.
Some senators are undeterred and want the chamber to go on record with a clear message to Riyadh, however symbolic it may be.
"There are lots of Republicans who are going to try to water this down, but they'll have to find 50 votes, and I'm not sure that they have 50 votes for a substitute".