CIA reportedly links Crown Prince to journalist's death

Many are wondering how President Trump will respond to new claims, concluding that Bin Salman reportedly ordered the Washington Post columnist's murder.
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this morning about the death of journalist Jamal khashoggi. The CIA reportedly coming to the conclusion that the Saudi crown prince ordered the "Washington post" columnist murdered. ABC's seen foreign correspondent Ian Pannell has the latest from our London bureau. Ian, good morning. Reporter: Yeah, good morning, Dan and Eva. After weeks of speculation and denial the CIA has concluded the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, did order the assassination of Jamal khashoggi according to "The Washington post" this morning. The writer who worked for the paper was murdered last month after he entered the Saudi consulate in istanbul there seeking papers to marry his Turkish fiancee. According to "The post," the CIA investigated multiple sources of information including communications by the royal family that indicated khashoggi had been told to go to the Saudi consulate in istanbul to collect that paperwork. A senior Turkish official has told ABC news that within minutes of arriving he was killed. The Saudis have strongly denied the allegation the crown prince ordered the killing. Ian, it would seem that this would put more pressure on president trump to respond here. Reporter: Yeah, I think undoubtedly. To date the president has avoided blaming the prince, instead stressing the importance of the relationship and America's reliance on lucrative arms contracts and, of course, we know energy supplies are also a factor. But the president has demanded answers calling the incident a terrible thing saying he's now working with congress to form a much stronger opinion. Dan, Eva. All right, Ian Pannell in

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