Tag: jamal khashoggi

McKinsey, the standard-bearer for autocrats, looters and torturers

In a deeply researched longread, New York Times investigative reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe document in fine detail the role played by the ubiquitous McKinsey and Company in legitimizing, coordinating, and supercharging the world’s most notorious human-rights-abusing regimes, from Saudi Arabia to China to Russia. In these countries, McKinsey consultants confer […]

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‘The Guardians’: Time’s 2018 ‘Person of Year’ Is Persecuted Journalists

Time has selected “The Guardians” — a group of imprisoned and killed journalists — as the magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2018. Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October, will appear on one of four Time “Person of the Year” covers. Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists named as 2018’s @TIME Person of the […]

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The Tangled Web of Saudi Influence in Washington

At this point,the evidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about—andlikely ordered—the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is compelling. AfterCIA Director Gina Haspel’s presentation to Congress earlier this week, SenatorBob Corker told reporters that a jury would find the prince guilty “inthirty minutes.” The only holdout is the […]

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Graham: I Told Trump He’s Been Played by Saudis

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he told President Trump that he has been played by Saudi Arabia and the Saudis don’t respect the president or the U.S. Graham called for a suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia “until those responsible for Mr. Khashoggi’s murder […]

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Kremlin Insists Trump Will Hold ‘Impromptu’ Meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump on Thursday formally canceled his planned G-20 summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to Russia’s attack on Ukrainian ships near Crimea last weekend, but the Kremlin insisted on Friday that Putin and Trump will have a “brief impromptu meeting” similar to Putin’s encounters with other summit attendees. #BREAKING: #G20Summit: […]

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Trump Plays It Cool with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Putin at G-20

President Trump has played it cool with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin so far at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With leaders’ behaviors under a microscope at the international meeting, Trump has so far kept his distance from the prince, commonly referred to as “MBS,” as well […]

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Watch—Emmanuel Macron Complains to Saudi Crown Prince: ‘You Never Listen to Me’

A Saudi newspaper filmed French President Emmanuel Macron complaining to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about the young ruler’s unwillingness to take his advice as world leaders met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the G-20 Summit on Friday. Citing a French official, Reuters reports the pair discussed the Yemeni Civil War and killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi […]

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Supporters calling for ‘Jamal Khashoggi Way’ will have to wait

WASHINGTON — An effort to rename a portion of the street outside the Saudi Embassy “Jamal Khashoggi Way” has been put on hold after D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson decided not to consider the measure. Mendelson cited a law that prevents public spaces from being named in honor of any person who is alive or […]

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Five Things to Watch For at the G-20 Summit

The G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday and Saturday could be the scene of a few momentous encounters as world leaders meet – or refuse to meet – and major strategic conflicts play out. Here are five things to watch for as the summit unfolds. Trump and Putin: The possibility of a meeting […]

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‘Jamal Khashoggi Way’ near Saudi Embassy in DC gets ANC backing

WASHINGTON — A group in the District is sending an international message related to the murder of journalist and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. During a meeting Wednesday, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, which represents the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods, voted to rename a section of street outside the Saudi Embassy “Jamal Khashoggi Way.” The […]

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Sasse: Trump Is ‘Being So Weak’ on the Saudis

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said President Donald Trump was being “weak” in his response to Saudi Arabia regarding their possible involvement in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. On Trump’s response, Sasse said, “It was a very weak statement. I think we need to distinguish between two things; there […]

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Dem Rep Gallego: Trump’s Khashoggi Statement Saying ‘The US Is For Sale’

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) argued President Trump’s statement on Saudi Arabia and Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi is a statement that “the United States is for sale,” if you have economic control or “if the president has business with you.” Gallego stated, “Well, what it really says around the world is […]

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Blue State Blues: Trump Has the Saudis Where He Wants Them

President Donald Trump has endured blistering criticism from the media and from his political opponents in both parties over his statement earlier this week expressing support for Saudi Arabia, even in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a veteran and war critic, even called Trump “Saudi Arabia’s bitch.” In […]

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Dem Sen Merkley: Trump ‘Almost Operating as Saudi Arabia’s Agent’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated President Trump is “almost operating as Saudi Arabia’s agent or publicist or advocate, rather than America’s advocate.” Merkley discussed Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) tweet accusing the president of “being Saudi Arabia’s bitch” and stated that he wasn’t comfortable with Gabbard’s language, which “takes away […]

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Tulsi Gabbard Blasts Trump’s Response to Khashoggi Killing: ‘Being Saudi Arabia’s B*tch Is Not America First’

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), among Congress’s most anti-war and progressive lawmakers, criticized President Donald Trump’s refusal to bring punitive actions against Saudi Arabia for the killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, tweeting to the president that being the kingdom’s “bitch” is not “America First.” “Hey @realdonaldtrump: being Saudi Arabia’s bitch is not “America First,” Gabbard tweeted Wednesday afternoon. Hey @realdonaldtrump: […]

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Hayward: Yes, Jamal Khashoggi Was a Member of the Muslim Brotherhood

The murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October prompted much debate about the writer’s past affiliations and ideological inclinations. Responding to President Donald Trump’s Tuesday statement on the killing, Katy Tur of MSNBC falsely claimed Khashoggi was never a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but he indisputably […]

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Dem Rep Connolly: Trump’s Khashoggi Statement ‘One of the Most Amoral’ by a President

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) criticized President Trump’s statement on Saudi Arabia and the murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi as “one of the most amoral statements any president of the United States has ever uttered.” Connolly said, “I think that’s one of the most amoral statements any president of the […]

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US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. The Saudi government has denied the claim. The conclusion will bolster efforts in Congress to further punish the close U.S. ally for the killing. The Trump administration this […]

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The Jamal Khashoggi Murder Saga Is Just Getting Started

Left Image: Jamal Khashoggi earlier this year. Photo by April Brady/POMED/Wikimedia Commons. Right Image: Crown Prince MBS. Photo via White House/Wikimedia Commons It’s been almost a month since Saudi Arabia conceded that journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul. On October 19, the kingdom put out a […]

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CIA Director Gina Haspel heads to Turkey for Jamal Khashoggi investigation

Gina Haspel, the director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, is reported to be traveling to Turkey late Monday to assist in “an investigation” over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Multiple U.S. news agencies are reporting the news of Haspel’s trip to Turkey, as government security agencies examine what role Saudi Crown […]

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Twitter kills pro-Saudi “botnet” spreading Khashoggi disinformation tweets

Twitter today pulled down a disinfo bot network that was amplifying pro-Saudi talking points about disappeared journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is presumed to have been tortured and killed on orders of the government of Saudi Arabia. NBC reports that Twitter became aware of the crisis Thursday, when an NBC News reporter presented the social media […]

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