Mike Pompeo expects ‘complete picture’ of Khashoggi’s fate from Saudis

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Turkish investigators have for a second time searched the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi disappeared, and also searched the consul's residence.

A close friend of Khashoggi, Turan Kislakci, told ABC News in an interview on Wednesday that Turkish government and security officials had told him that Khashoggi was dead.

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said he expects Turkish and Saudi Arabian investigations to reveal a "complete picture" of what happened to Khashoggi.

"I've seen no tape". His disappearance and likely death has caused an worldwide outcry and strained relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States and European countries.

The state-run Anadolu Agency also quoted the minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, as saying that Turkey would share "with the world" the results of its investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance.

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Twitter suspended a pro-Saudi bot operation spreading tweets about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after NBC News raised questions, the network reported.

While Turkish officials have accused Saudi Arabia of the murder in Istanbul of Khashoggi, a US-based writer who has been critical of Saudi leaders, Trump has cautioned against a rush to judgment against an important Mideast ally.

Turkish authorities say they have evidence he tortured, killed and dismembered at the consulate on orders of the Saudi government.

Trump so far has resisted the call for strong action against Saudi Arabia.

According to the reports, the assassination squad included agents tied to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a powerful figure in the Saudi royal family and lynchpin in the trend toward ever-tightening relations with the White House.

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Now Trump said it "certainly looks" as though the reporter is dead.

Meanwhile several lawmakers led by Congressman Jim McGovern introduced a legislation in the House to prohibit all USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia until Secretary of State determines that the Saudi regime is not responsible for the disappearance or death of Khashoggi.

Conservative online broadcast CR-TV said Tuesday that Khashoggi was a "longtime friend" of terrorists, outright claiming that Trump was being targetted by an "insane" media conspiracy to smear him.

Several sources told CNN how Turkish officials responded after Khashoggi's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, sounded the alarm just before 5 p.m. October 2 - 3½ hours after he entered the consulate.

Meanwhile, Trump has touted the strategic alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia, boasting about billions of dollars in planned arms sales to the Saudis. The crown prince is next in line for the throne, which is held by his ailing, aged father King Salman. They left the consulate early October 18 after searching the building and consular vehicles, a Reuters witness said.

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