Senate Democrats demand Khashoggi briefing
SENATE Democrats are demanding a classified briefing to find out if US intelligence knew anything beforehand about plans by Saudi Arabia to abduct or harm a writer for The Washington Post who was killed in early October.
Eight Senators say in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats that US agencies were required to notify Jamal Khashoggi if they were aware of any such plans.
The senators say in the letter Tuesday that the Post reported that US intelligence intercepted Saudi communications discussing a plan to capture the columnist.
Khashoggi was allegedly killed by Saudi agents at their consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2.
The State Department has said that US had no advance knowledge of any plans to abduct Khashoggi.
The DNI had no immediate comment.
Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb leaves his country’s consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday.