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CIA Director to brief lawmakers on Khashoggi murder

IANS  |  Washington 

(CIA) is slated to brief a small group of lawmakers Tuesday on the murder of Saudi Khashoggi, according to a congressional source.

will brief the chairmen and ranking Democrats of the Foreign Relations Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the of the Appropriations Committee, a senator, who will be attending the meeting, told on Monday.

The meeting will take place at 11 a.m. in the in the basement of the

Last week, senators rebuked when they were denied a CIA briefing on

-- who was a US resident, a contributor and a of the -- was killed at the on October 2.

and traveled to Capitol Hill last week without for a closed-door briefing on for Senate lawmakers at which they emphasized the strategic importance of the US-Saudi relationship and defended the administration's response to Khashoggi's murder.

Pompeo said after the briefing that there was "no direct reporting" that connected Saudi to the killing.

But the CIA has concluded that the personally ordered Khashoggi's killing, despite the Saudi government's denials that the ruler was involved.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 09:34 IST