Jamal Khashoggi: Trump says if anyone knew about plot to kill journalist ‘it would be Mohammed bin Salman’

VOA FILE – U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Evansville, Indiana, Aug. 30, 2018.

U.S. President, Donald Trump believes Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman likely knew of the plot to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi, claiming: “if anyone were going to be, it would be him,” when asked whether the country’s de facto leader was possibly involved.

The president’s statements came as Riyadh admitted it sent a team of 15 officials to its Istanbul consulate, including a forensics expert and a body double for the Washington Post columnist, while still insisting the death was accidental.

Crown Prince Mohammed, who has assumed many of the duties of his elderly father King Salman, is due to address the Saudi-organised Future Investment Initiative summit on Wednesday.

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