Trump vows pun­ish­ment over Khashoggi

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WASH­ING­TON — Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump vowed “se­vere pun­ish­ment” for Saudi Ara­bia if the United States de­ter­mines that Saudi agents killed Wash­ing­ton Post colum­nist Ja­mal Khashoggi, call­ing the jour­nal­ist’s sus­pected mur­der “re­ally ter­ri­ble and dis­gust­ing.”

In ex­cerpts of a new in­ter­view re­leased Satur­day morn­ing, Trump said that the in­ci­dent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated and that the Saudis deny any in­volve­ment, de­spite the mount­ing ev­i­dence that the Saudi regime was im­pli­cated in Khashoggi’s dis­ap­pear­ance last week.

“Well, no­body knows yet, but we’ll prob­a­bly be able to find out,” Trump said in the in­ter­view with Les­ley Stahl of CBS’s 60 Min­utes, which will air in full Sun­day night.

DOUG MILLS THE NEW YORK TIMES

Don­ald Trump met with Prince Mo­hammed bin Sal­man at the White House in March.

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