Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
Republican Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on Sunday pushed back on Donald Trump’s assertion that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) did not conclude that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
“I disagree with the president’s assessment,” Lee told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd. “It’s inconsistent with what I’ve seen.”
The Washington Post earlier this month reported that the CIA has concluded bin Salman was “directly involved” in Khashoggi’s assassination. Trump in recent weeks has downplayed that report, penning a bizarre statement last week that declared “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!…