Jamal Khashoggi

A federal court in New York rejected the federal government’s attempt to not specifically identify the tape of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in a Vaughn index. President Donald Trump’s statement admitting that U.S. intelligence agencies had reviewed the tape and that the government is in possession of it, and another statement made by Vice President Mike Pence, preclude the government from claiming that identifying the tape would reveal “undisclosed classified information.”

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State Department Officials Defend Firing of Inspector General

Officials from the State Department staunchly defended President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his abrupt firing of a federal watchdog investigating weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and possible abuse of power by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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