It sounds like Trump will cover up for the Saudis with this ridiculous story of rogue killers. It reminds me of the lie Trump dictated on Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russians. Now, the Trump administration won’t even share intelligence with the Senate. Trump only care about money and has no interest in human rights.
"In days of private phone calls and Oval Office huddles, Trump has repeatedly reached for reasons to protect the U.S.-Saudi relationship, according to administration officials and presidential advisers." Read @costareports @jdawsey1 @PhilipRucker https://t.co/Ya8kNrF6B4
— Juliet Eilperin (@eilperin) October 17, 2018
Trump has "clamped down" on sharing intelligence regarding Khashoggi. This is a patter- the Trump MO – using his position as President to prevent the truth about Russia, about Saudia Arabia, etc. from getting out. It's one of the most serious dangers of this Presidency. https://t.co/lMtDlZN0v1
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) October 18, 2018
If the last few tweets were too wonky, on a different subject: it's quite wrong to suggest that Trump doesn't care that his Saudi friends may have murdered a critical journalist. Everything we know suggests that he approves of what they did.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 17, 2018
Just now realizing: Khashoggi was banned in KSA was not because he was critical of Mohammad bin Salman, the devastation of Yemen, Wahhabism, or the Salafi movement. It was because, ON NOVEMBER 10, 2016, in DC, Khashoggi mildly criticized…Donald Trump. https://t.co/GeFh0nlJ0l
— Virginia Heffernan (@page88) October 17, 2018
Trump is now trying to help the barbaric Saudi monarchy cover-up the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudis saw an easy mark in Trump: a man who "loves" dictators; hates the press; and has compromising financial ties to the Saudi kingdom. My take: pic.twitter.com/kzlfi3fGuV
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) October 18, 2018
This is actually a plausible, evidence-based theory of the case. That's where we're at in this country. https://t.co/ATGclEso74
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) October 17, 2018
From covering up his own crimes to covering for a mad Saudi Prince whose initials translate into Mr. Bone Saw, Trump is again showing his brutal and deeply corrupt colors.https://t.co/WpmgqQQLkR
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) October 18, 2018