After a classified briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel, Sen. Lindsey Graham said "you have to be willfully blind" to believe that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not directly involved in the murder and dismemberment with a bone saw of Jamal Khashoggi.
Last week, Defense Secretary Mattis said there is no "smoking gun" in the killing. Graham said, "there’s not a smoking gun, there’s a smoking saw."
"I think Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis are following the lead of the president. There’s not a smoking gun, there’s a smoking saw," Graham said. "You have to be willfully blind not to come to the conclusion that this was orchestrated and organized under the command of MBS and he was intrinsically involved in the demise of Mr. Khashoggi."
"There is zero chance that this happened in such an organized fashion without the crown prince," Graham said.
After the briefing, Sen. Bob Corker said: "if he was in front of a jury he would be convicted in 30 minutes: guilty."
"I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince, MBS, ordered the killing" and "monitored the killing" of Jamal Khashoggi, Sen. Bob Corker says post-briefing.— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 4, 2018
"If he was in front of a jury he would be convicted in 30 minutes — guilty," he adds https://t.co/mBwH1M7AiX pic.twitter.com/VXayprL0pw