The vote is intended to penalise Riyadh, but the senators are struggling to agree on how best to do so.
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Some lawmakers were angry Haspel did not participate in a Senate briefing by Trump administration officials recently on Khashoggi’s death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The CIA has a recording of a phone call in which Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave instructions to “silence Jamal Kashoggi as soon as possible”, Turkish media said on Thursday.
Turkish sources, according to the newspaper Daily Sabah, have said previously that authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder
CIA Director, Gina Haspel, heard an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during her visit to Turkey, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.
Sources said Haspel’s offer to withdraw on Friday was prompted by growing concern among her supporters that White House staff were becoming nervous that the nomination was in trouble.
President Donald Trump announced the development as he named the head of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, as the new Secretary of State