Saudis say journalist killed in ‘fight’ at consulate; 18 detained | TheHill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has emerged as an outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia in Congress while remaining a Trump ally, tweeted that “to say that I am skeptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr. Khashoggi is an understatement.”
“First we were told Mr. Khashoggi supposedly left the consulate and there was blanket denial of any Saudi involvement,” he wrote. “Now, a fight breaks out and he’s killed in the consulate, all without knowledge of Crown Prince. It’s hard to find this latest ‘explanation’ as credible.”
One potential problem for U.S. officials could be that Prince Mohammed is leading the full investigation into Khashoggi’s killing, despite accusations that he may have ordered the operation that led to the journalist’s death.