Listen: Saudi Arabia, President Trump, Saudi Consulate discussed on WFTL Programming
"Off at Andrews Air base. President Trump acknowledging Jamalco shook she is most likely dead. Certainly looks that way to me. It's very sad. After hearing from his secretary of state that the Saudis need more time. The president agrees. However is the Saudis, and perhaps the Royal family are implicated in Kosheh ABC's death, the president going farther than before. And that there will have to be consequences. We'll have to be very severe. It's bad beds. Bad enough secretary of the treasury Steve Mnuchin decided to cancel his plans to attend the Saudi investment conference next week. Meanwhile, the Washington Post has published cushal cheese last editorial more than two weeks after he disappeared going inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. It he warns that lack of concern on the part of other countries Arab nations to quote continue silencing the media as an increasing rate. Lawmakers continued to forcefully call for answers and retaliatory action over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist. Linda Kenyon reports on this rare bipartisan stance from Capitol Hill, Michael questions, abound. Over the fate of a US based journalist who disappeared inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey. It's a rare display of bipartisanship in the Senate often at odds with itself, especially following the recent contentious confirmation process for now supreme court Justice, Brad Kavanagh democrat, Chris coons says President Trump must take a firm stand over the disappearance of possible death of US based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. If he's waiting for the outcome of the invest. That's fine. But as soon as there is credible intelligence, which frankly, I've reason to believe there already is that the Saudis Hattie strong handed this matter that he needs to begin assembling an international coalition to reexamine our relationship with the Saudi kingdom Republican Ben Sasse says the American people want answers and third party independent investigation is needed. I think we're going to need an international investigation to get to the bottom of this the American people and the people in the region need to have some understanding of facts that can be shared, and if that investigation shows Saudi Arabia was behind the possible murder of kashogi inside its consulate in Turkey. Senator coons says there must be serious consequences including sanctions, but that's not all we also should be looking closely at the next round of Saudi arms deals. Senator SAS offers this insight about why arm sales to Saudi Arabia are so important. The US is not sewing arms because we're primarily interested in the economic consequences of those transactions. The US uses arms sales as a tool of advancing US, and we believe global interests over time. President Trump has shown a reluctance to put arm sales on the table. But there are other things Senator say that the US can do to send a strong message to Saudi Arabia senators point out, for example, the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin should not attend an upcoming economic summit in the Saudi kingdom called Davos in the desert, a number of high profile business executives have already pulled out of the conference because of the situation. President Trump is expected to make a decision by week's end about whether Mnuchin will attempt in the meantime, while senators ponder what may have happened to Jamaica Shoji, and what to do about it Republican John Kennedy says he has no doubts humping happen to him. And I don't think he fell through a hole in the fabric of the universe. I think I think he was martyred. I think salt the Saudis are acting lot certainly acting like they did it a polio. Like virus has now spread to twenty two states. Meredith would reports it affects mostly children and experts.."