Saudi Crown Prince Told Ambassador To “Silence” Khashoggi

President Trump with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

There was a stunning revelation today on MSNBC’s AM Joy show by University of Miami Visiting Professor and Foreign Policy Analyst Rula Jebreal that CIA Boss Gina Haspel told her counterparts in Turkey the U.S. has a recording of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman(MBS) telling his brother who is the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. to “silence” Khashoggi.


This stunning revelation by Rula Jebreal, raises a lot of questions about President Trump’s continued defense of the Saudi Crown Prince because if CIA Boss Gina Haspel shared this information with her Turkish counterparts, Trump is also aware of this information. The question then becomes, why would Trump still go out of his way to defend MBS? Jebreal’s answer? “Follow the money.”

Rula Jebreal said on AM Joy show; “The President[Trump] said he[MBS] might have done it, maybe he didn’t do it. Actually we know for a fact that Gina Haspel the head of CIA told her counterparts in Turkey that they have a recording of Mohammed Bin Salman the Crown Prince telling his brother who is the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. to get rid and to silence Jamal Khashoggi. We have evidence that MBS is behind the savage murder of Jamal Khashoggi. However the President decides and I think for clear reason…Why would Saudi Arabia be his first foreign trip after he bashed them during the election campaign? Why would he go out of his way to defend the Saudis? Because there’s money involved, follow the money, and that’s what we need to investigate.”

For the record, Trump’s financial entanglements with the Saudis is no secret and has been sufficiently reported on by the mainstream media. The question now is whether he is too compromised by his financial entanglements with the Saudis to the point where he is making foreign policy decisions that are against best interests of the U.S.

Trump’s financial ties to Saudi Arabia

Bottom line, House Democrats have their work cut out for them. They must get to the bottom of the Jamal Khashoggi scandal, not just for his grieving family’s sake, but also for the growing concerns well articulated by Rula Jebreal and others, that Trump’s financial entanglements with the Saudis may be behind his strange and patently un-American defense of the regime. Serious questions also remain regarding Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner’s ties to MBS specifically, whether he leaked classified information to MBS as was reported in some sections of the mainstream media. House Dems must also get to the bottom of Kushner’s ties to the Saudis.

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Trump Evangelicals Lobby For Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi

Trump-allied Evangelicals Meet With Saudi Crown Prince MBS In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

One month after the brutal assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a delegation of Trump-allied Evangelical leaders took a trip to Saudi Arabia where they reportedly met with embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman(MBS) on Thursday November 1.


The Evangelical delegation is reportedly pushing for closer ties between the Trump administration and the Saudi Kingdom despite the Khashoggi assassination. Listed below are some of the Trump-allied Evangelicals who met MBS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

According to the Religion News Service(RNS) piece, author Joel Rosenberg who led the U.S. delegation of Evangelicals to Saudi Arabia conceded that the timing of their trip made it controversial given the recent Khashoggi assassination. The delegation however justified the trip saying, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the wealthiest, most powerful, and most important nations in the Middle East, in all of history.” There is no other way to read this other than Evangelical leaders are on a visit to Saudi Arabia urging the Trump administration to maintain close ties to the Saudi Royals despite the Khashoggi assassination, because the Saudis are rich.

Yours Truly has been very critical of Trump Evangelicals whose message increasingly appears to be in total contravention of well known Biblical teachings, even heretical at times, and this is yet another classic example.


Here you have the Saudi royal family clearly implicated in the cold blooded murder of a U.S. resident journalist. After numerous unsuccessful attempts at a cover up, the Saudi royals finally concede that Khashoggi was murdered at their consulate in Istanbul. Of all the good Christ-like things one would think Evangelical leaders would get involved with worldwide, this delegation has chosen to make excuses for a cold blooded murder because the murderers are rich–the quintessential heresy.

According to the RNS piece, the Evangelical delegation released a statement after their meeting with the Saudi Crown prince calling themselves “Ambassadors for Christ” and adding, “As Evangelicals, it is our desire to lift up the name of Jesus whenever we are asked and wherever we go.” Folks, Ambassadors for Christ do not lobby for rich murderers. Its about time the Evangelical delegation to Saudi Arabia leveled with Americans and confessed that they made the trip to Saudi Arabia as Ambassadors for themselves in search of their god—money.

Bottom line we can all agree that lobbying for a regime simply because it is wealthy, one month after it has been implicated in a brutal assassination of a U.S. resident journalist can never qualify as something done out of a “desire to lift up the name of Jesus.”

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