Blood money a stain on the United States

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November 21, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, meets with U.S. President Donald Trump and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 20, 2017. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Trump cast doubt on a recent report by the CIA that found the chain of command for the murder of a journalist started at the top with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler.

Though the CIA is certain — it doesn’t dabble in maybes — the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from a directive of the Saudi prince, the president waffled.

“Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t!” Mr. Trump said.

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