Transcript for Sen. Graham: Saudi crown prince 'complicit' in Khashoggi murder
When it to the breaking believing it was virtually impossible. For an operation like this to be carried out. Without the crown prince's knowledge. I left the briefing. With high confidence that my initial assessment of the situation. Is correct so here's my take away. That Saudi Arabia as a strategic ally. And the relationship is worth saving. But not at all cost. We'll do more damage to our standing in the world and our national security. By ignoring in the yes they're dealing with him. In BS the crown prince. Is a wrecking ball. He's complicit in the murder mystery that show he to the highest level possible. I think the behavior before that could show he murder. Was beyond disturbing. And I cannot see him being a reliable partner. To the United States. If the Saudi government. Is going to. Be in the hands of this man. For a long time to come up find it very difficult to be able to do business. Because I think he's crazy. I'd think he is dangerous. And he has put their relationship that risk I think secretary Pompeo matters are falling the lead of the frozen. There's not a smoking gun there's a smoking sol. You have to be willfully blind not to come to the conclusion that this was orchestrated and organized by people. In under the command of India us. And that he was indirectly involved in the demise of mr. to show he and I think the reason they don't draw the conclusion that he's complicit. Discuss administration doesn't goat want to go down that road.
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