Here’s key new information on the Khashoggi front. CNN just reported that the Turks had reason to believe or perhaps even certainty Khashoggi had been murdered within hours of his disappearance. They were even able to place Turkish security services personnel or police on the plane they took back to Saudi Arabia. This strongly suggests they had the alleged tapes almost immediately. The critical question now is when the Turks communicated this knowledge to the US. Video after the jump.
Critical information here. First seeming confirmation that the Turks knew Khashoggi had likely been killed within hours of his disappearance. Presumably they had the tapes then. Raises key question: When did they tell the US. Likely long before news went public days later. pic.twitter.com/J6zSfFVFBf
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 19, 2018