Trump calls for 'severe punishment' if Jamal Khashoggi was killed

The president is vowing to take action if he finds out Saudi Arabia was involved in the disappearance of a Washington Post journalist.
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Transcript for Trump calls for 'severe punishment' if Jamal Khashoggi was killed
We want to turn out to be intensifying efforts. To find out what happened to a missing Washington Post comments to market show be missing. Since his visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul president from meeting with pastor Andrew Brunson just freed by Turkey taking questions. On the situation at the White House ABC's in pair. Lawyers in Istanbul with more. They're good morning with this is this Saudi consulate in Istanbul wet Washington Post reporter Jamal could show he went missing twelve days ago now. This morning and escalating war of words. Between Washington and Saudi Arabia which is just issued a statement. Saying reject any attempt by president trump or anyone else to plot pressure. Moran for us this morning president trump violent to take action if he finds out the Saudi kingdom easy to fold. In the mysterious disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal could shortly there are other things we can do that will be. Very similar but the president's reluctant to threaten a major roms still with the kingdom. It's 450000. Jobs it is the best equipped and in the world. But if they don't buy it from us fatally divided from Russia where they're going to buy it from China or they're going to buy it from other countries. The Washington Post reporting to showcase is feared dead last seen walking into the Saudi consulate October the second. This mystery deepening when Turkish media reported that the squad of saudis landed in Turkey on the day he vanished. And checked into this hotel. The fifteen saudis then mysteriously left the hotel having and he just six didn't go to into a van and headed the few hundred yards down the road to the Saudi consulate. McCain then popped up at the back of the consulate allegedly lying in wait for Jamal can show gate who went through the front or few hours later. I never emerged. Two black vehicles relates is seen leaving the back entrance welcome shall he's fiance waited outside. His fiancee had teach changes which an op Ed in the New York Times on his birthday Saturday saying. The people who took an promised irrespective of their political positions must be held accountable and punished to the full extent of the lol. According to the Washington Post Turkish officials claimed to have ordeal and video recordings all of that Germany's murder in the solid consulates. Well White House saying it's now been in contact with the fiance she's saying she won't be willing to meet with president trump. But and if he's willing to make a genuine contribution to reveal. What happened inside the Saudi consulate with having the saudis have emphatically denied any involvement in the disappearance or murder which amount could Shelby. Meanwhile the Turkish Foreign Ministry is saying a joint investigation. Is now underway but the level of cooperation that guessing is less than they expect still more questions and answers this morning Adrienne. All right thank you so much a Ian.

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