CIA Director Gina Haspel, who departed for a trip to Turkey on Monday, listened to an audio recording of Khashoggi's interrogation and killing, people familiar with her meetings there told the Washington Post.
Ahead of his speech, Mohammed bin Salman spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on steps to "shed light" on Khashoggi's murder, in their first telephone conversation since the killing, a presidential source said. That earlier assertion, in turn, backtracked from an initial statement that Saudi authorities knew nothing about what happened to the columnist for The Washington Post, who vanished after entering the consulate October 2.
After weeks of denials and changing accounts of what happened to Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia said last Friday that the journalist was killed after a fight broke out in the consulate in Istanbul.
Discussions about the "situation" in Lebanon will reportedly be held in Saudi Arabia in the "next hours" in parallel with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's presence in the Kingdom, al-Joumhouria daily said on Thursday.
An adviser to Turkey's president said Prince Mohammed had "blood on his hands" over Khashoggi, the bluntest language yet from someone linked to Erdogan.
Addressing a panel at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Prince Mohammed said that many parties were trying to exploit the incident to "drive a wedge between Saudi Arabia and Turkey".
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A Thursday report from the Daily Mail noted that Kelly reportedly will "not ever" come back to NBC after the fallout. Kelly has had no comment since Wednesday, when she appeared live on her show and apologized for the remarks.
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Times for its coverage of his administration and has called out numerous stories as " fake news ". Astute tweeters, however, noted that the message was sent from an iPhone .
Donald Trump Calls Jamal Khashoggi's Death 'Worst Cover-Up Ever'
But as incredulity deepened over Saudi Arabia's account, comments from President Donald Trump have varied. "And the cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups". "It's very simple.
The fallout has damaged Saudi Arabia, badly tarnished Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and raised questions about USA foreign policy priorities that hinge on the kingdom's financing or cooperation.
"PM-designate Hariri will stay in Saudi Arabia for two days, so I hope there won't be rumors that he's kidnapped", MBS quipped in remarks to an investment conference in Riyadh, flanked by Hariri and Bahrain's crown prince.
Turkey suspects Mr Khashoggi, 59, was dismembered inside the consulate.
Also on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said that Khashoggi's son, Salah, and his family have left Saudi Arabia for the United States after a travel ban on them was lifted.
The seemingly clumsy cover-up of the killing was revealed to the world by Turkish leaks of information, security camera footage and, eventually, Saudi acknowledgements that Khashoggi died in the consulate.
Saudi officials have denied permission to Turkish police to search a well in the garden of their consulate in Istanbul, as probe intensified to find the body of Jamal Khashoggi, the Anadolu news agency reported today. Turkish officials have told AP that investigators were looking into the possibility that the journalist's remains may have been hidden at those two locations.