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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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CIA Director Gina Haspel will brief Senate leaders Tuesday on what is known about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Multiple senators have said that the White House prevented Haspel from briefing them on Khashoggi alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis last week. National Security Adviser John Bolton denied that the White House prevented Haspel from briefing senators, as did the CIA.

The President may be forgetting that his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen also once pledged to “always protect our @POTUS” — shortly before flipping on his boss and mentor and cooperating with prosecutors.

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