Shortly after President Trump planned to send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government quickly changed their tune.
President Trump tried to salvage business ties to the tune of billions of billions of dollars in military hardware the Saudis were planning on buying, but while secretly working behind the scenes Trump scared them into telling the truth. He recently announced he was sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss this issue directly with the Saudi government. A short time later reports surfaced that the Saudi government was no longer clinging to the made up story of not knowing what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
News reports say Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, although there are even doubts that this is true. It is also possible this is a kidnapping attempt as well. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is still planning on meeting with the Saudi government at this time.
It is likely the Saudi government will conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible.
The Washington Post columnist was last seen in public when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in Turkey on October 2. Previously, Saudi authorities had maintained Khashoggi left the consulate the same afternoon of his visit, but provided no evidence to support the claim. Turkey has also failed to provide any proof of their evidence as well.
It is expected that President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will discover the truth.