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Washington Post Publisher Rips Trump's Response To Khashoggi Murder

President Trump said "we may never know" who killed the journalist in October.
Posted at 6:55 PM, Nov 20, 2018

The publisher of the Washington Post criticized President Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Fred Ryan released a statement saying in part, "President Trump is placing personal relationships and commercial interests above American interests in his desire to do business as usual with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia." 

U.S. intelligence agencies believe Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in Khashoggi's murder in October. The Washington Post reports the CIA believes Salman personally ordered the attack.

But on Tuesday, President Trump said "we may never know" who was responsible for the journalist's death, adding that the U.S. would remain in an alliance with Saudi Arabia, in part because it made sense economically.

Trump said, "I'm not going to destroy the world economy, and I'm not going to destroy the economy for our country by being foolish with Saudi Arabia. It's about America First" 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN