There are three different measures making their way through the Senate: a war powers resolution ending any US involvement in the Yemen conflict, legislation imposing a broad clampdown on Saudi Arabia, including ending arms sales and levying new sanctions; and a nonbinding resolution targeting the crown prince. This week's Take Action Now offers ways to push legislators to defund the violence and help people who have been displaced by the conflict.
"And the second thing is what is in the best interest of the United States and this is a very, very hard challenge because we have to, on one hand, hold them accountable, including the crown prince, for whatever action he may be involved with", the Utah congressman said.
"The U.S. presence in the area is important and while lots of things are happening in a war zone that you wouldn't want to happen worse things would happen if you had no presence there", he said.
Five Republican and Democratic senators met behind closed doors on Thursday morning to discuss how to move ahead, saying afterward they had not yet come up with a compromise that could win enough bipartisan support to pass the Senate.
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Turkish officials told Reuters that former Mohammed bin Salman aide Saud al-Qahtani and former deputy intelligence chief General Ahmed al-Asiri are suspected of helping to orchestrate the October 2 killing.
The resolution says the Senate believes Mohammed bin Salman "was in control of security forces" during the killing and has "a high level of confidence" that the crown prince was "complicit" in the murder, based on "evidence and analysis made available".
According to U.S. media reports, the Central Intelligence Agency had evidence that Prince Khalid had spoken to Khashoggi before his death and assured him that he would be able to visit the consulate, where he planned to go to get documents he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee, without any risk to himself.
Among the options: pull back from USA involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen; deny any arms sales with Saudi Arabia; slap the crown prince with sanctions, along with a resolution saying the Senate finds him complicit in murder, it said. MIT is among dozens of USA universities that accept funding from the Saudi government, but it has stood out for its close relationship with the country's national oil company and other government-owned institutions.
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"Not everything needs to be secret", the Connecticut Democrat tweeted. "We categorically reject any accusations purportedly linking the Crown Prince to this horrific incident".
He then offered a veiled criticism of Trump. "That being said, we may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi".
Three GOP lawmakers have voiced their own conclusions since a separate classified briefing on Tuesday.
"Oh, there was much more information", Durbin said.
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At the G20, the issue of Khashoggi's murder was also raised to Prince Mohammed by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Secretary General of the leftist Workers' Party Louisa Hanoun called Prince Mohammed's visit a "provocation".
"He murdered him, no question in my mind", Corker said of Mohammed bin Salman after the meeting with Haspel. Mike Lee, who championed of the resolution, were not included in the Haspel briefing on Tuesday. Corker. Asked why the briefing was limited, he said, "I don't know".