There’s little doubt that Crown Prince thug Salman of Saudi Arabia ordered the torture and murder of Khashoggi. Invoke the Magnitsky Act, freeze assets of all the Saudis involved, ban them from international travel. Make them pariahs. Multiple nations have versions of the Magnitsky Act. It has teeth and claws. Russia hates it, which is all the more reason to support it.
US senators want to force Trump to invoke Magnitsky and they also want to ban future arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Naturally Trump doesn’t want either to happen. It should be obvious why.
Senators in both parties are gearing up to force a vote on scrapping U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid mounting frustration over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Riyadh government.
“I don’t think that a military sale could pass the Senate today. I don’t think that it could pass the House,” Murphy told reporters.