Trump Blocks CIA Chief Haspel From Testifying About Khashoggi’s Murder | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Trump Blocks CIA Chief Haspel From Testifying About Khashoggi’s Murder

Since Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) (allegedly) ordered the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, White House strategy about the incident has been coverup, denial, and changing the subject.

Trump and regime hardliners want nothing interfering with longstanding US dirty business as usual with Saudi Arabia.

On Wednesday, Mike Pompeo and James Mattis will testify in closed door session before Senate Foreign Relations Committee members on Khashoggi’s murder and endless (US, UK, French, Israeli, Saudi, UAE) war in Yemen.

Today’s testimony comes ahead of an upcoming Senate vote up or down on whether to suspend US arms sales to the kingdom – clearly what won’t be congressionally approved longterm, if at all. Nor will Trump regime hardliners accept changes to US/Saudi relations.

CIA chief Gina Haspel heard damning audio evidence of Khashoggi’s murder, provided by Turkish intelligence.

Based on Turkish evidence and its own assessment, Langley concluded with high confidence that MBS bears full responsibility for ordering Khashoggi’s murder.

Yet Trump and regime hardliners remain in coverup and denial mode about an indisputable fact. It’s significant that the CIA refuted the White House and Riyadh in its conclusion about Khashoggi’s murder.

It’s a major development, indicating Langley’s displeasure with MBS rule and Trump’s support for a figure it opposes.

DLT was fully briefed on the agency’s assessment. Haspel above all other regime officials is in a position to provide intelligence information to Congress about what happened.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker called for her to appear before committee members with Pompeo and Mattis on Wednesday.

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According to an unnamed US official, she was told by the White House not to testify, adding “(t)here is always an intel” official present during briefings like Wednesday’s.

“It is totally unprecedented and should be interpreted as nothing less than the Trump administration trying to silence the intelligence community.”

Haspel’s absence today speaks for itself, despite John Bolton claiming no White House order for her to stay away from the Senate hearing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This administration is turning out to be no better than any of its predecessors in recent history; it continues to lie to the American people; it tortures, and outsources torture; it is involved with, and aids and abets our geopolitical friends by enabling wars inside Yemen and Syria, Africa, and God know knows where else.

Its actions, or should one say, ... inactions against Saudi Arabia, regarding the murdered journalist Khoshoggi, loudly trumpet that assassinations are perfectly fine, as long as the flow of money from Saudi Arabia into the coffers of American weapons makers.