Let me get this right. Secretary of State Pompeo flies to Saudi Arabia for a fifteen minute meeting with MBS, smiles at the photo op, State officially thanks MBS for his commitment into investigating a murder he probably ordered, then Pompeo leaves. Gosh.
However, members of Congress including Republicans are genuinely appalled at Khashoggi’s murder and by Trump’s attempt to pretend the Saudis aren’t culpable. Lindsay Graham described Bone Saw as “a wrecking ball. He had [Khashoggi] murdered…the MBS figure is toxic. He can never be a world leader…This guy’s got to go. Saudi Arabia if you’re listening, MBS has tainted your country.”
Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff said on Twitter “A lobbyist for Qatar tells me he’s advised them to do nothing in response to Saudi’s Khashoggi disaster.
“When your opponent is exploding, stay away from them and stay out of the splatter”
This is nowhere near over, and the venality and corruption of Trump is there for all the world to see.