Rubio: ‘Don’t Need Smoking Gun Evidence’ To Know Crown Prince Knew About Murder

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday fell in line with his Republican colleagues who have unequivocally conveyed their belief that the Saudi crown prince was involved in the brutal murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Rubio told CNN on Wednesday morning he has “no doubt” that the crown prince, “at a minimum, knew about it, condoned it and perhaps, worse, was actually involved in directing it.” When asked why President Trump and other administration officials have suggested that there isn’t enough evidence to conclude the crown prince was involved, Rubio broke briefly with the Trump administration.

“We don’t need smoking gun evidence,” he said.

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