The CIA has come to the conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman issued the order of murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last month reported the New York Times on Friday.
Even though the State Department has released a statement trying to crush down the Times’ reporting, the CIA’s stated wrapping up on the Khashoggi story provides the final and strongest blow to Trump’s belief in the crown prince. When the crown prince was over and over again denying involvement in Khashoggi’s killing, he was serving Trump an outright white lie.
In an interview with Fox News that was broadcasted on Sunday, Trump hinted towards the fact that he doesn’t essentially trust his intelligence community over the crown prince’s denials.
When inquired by host Chris Wallace that if he (Trump) thinks that crown prince fibbed him, Trump pertly replied that nobody can be thoroughly sure about anything.
Trump said, “I don’t know, you know, who can really know? But I can say this — he’s got many people now that says he had no knowledge.”
Wallace interrupted Trump asking the question that what if the crown prince speaking to the president of U.S.—speaking to you—served an outright lie? However, Trump brushed this question off saying that he is not predominantly perturbed by that possibility.
Trump continued that the crown prince told him that he has nothing to do with it. Trump gave a very valid reason for not listening to the Khashoggi’s murder tape because it is a terrible tape and full of suffering. Trump persists that he has been fully briefed on it.
He continues that he isn’t sure that Mohammed bin Salman perjured Trump because he told Trump that he had nothing to do with Khashoggi case at five different times. So, nobody will really know anything.
The President’s comments concerning the crown prince were not the only ones that indicated he is putting blind faith in a dictator.
The president replied to reports of North Korea expanding its missile program by revealing that he is not sure about the reports. And moments earlier, Trump flaunted his “very good relationship” with Kim Jong Un—the North Korean dictator.
Let’s see what Trump has to say on his decision-making process. He says that he doesn’t think about it. He doesn’t know how he makes them. He makes what he considers is the right decision.
Trump’s esteem for the crown prince and Kim Jong Un is redolent of the regards he holds for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who denied meddling in the 2016 American presidential election regardless of the CIA hinting towards the otherwise facts.
In July, during his joint news conference with the Russian prime minister Putin in Helsinki, Trump unsheathed a correspondence between Putin’s disavowals and the work of U.S. intelligence community.
Trump finally added, “My people came to me, [Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me and some others they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this. I don’t see any reason why it would be.”