President Trump is trying save the U.S.-Saudi alliance (and his administration’s campaign against Iran) from the notoriety of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Who’s he going to listen to?
Washington Post reports CIA director Gina Haspel has told Trump U.S. intelligence has concluded MbS ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Bolton told Trump the evidence was inconclusive.
I expect that Trump will side with Bolton. Saving MbS is essential to confronting Iran. If MbS is repudiated by the United States, Iran will benefit throughout the region .
I think Haspel needs to be careful. She was the bearer of bad news and the president doesn’t like such messengers. He tends to fire them.
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