White House Misses Senate Deadline on Khashoggi Killing

Jamal_Khashoggi Credit: Project on Middle East Democracy

(From Politico)

President Donald Trump has missed a deadline imposed by a bipartisan group of senators to identify the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and to determine if the U.S. should impose sanctions on them.

“Consistent with the previous Administration’s position and the constitutional separation of powers, the President maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate,” a senior administration official said Friday.

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