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Turkey / Saudi Consulate Mystery / Khashoggi / Hayden Analysis #1131112

CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news/A Keeping Them Honest look at the October 2 disappearance of "Washington Post" journalist Jamal Khashoggi†, who may have been assassinated, in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, introduced. [President TRUMP - says the king denies anything; maybe it was rogue killers.] [In the past, three times, TRUMP - cites denials.] What Turkish authorities are saying about the Saudi government's involvement outlined.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) What Trump said about the news reports while on his Florida hurricane site visit, what this means for the US-Saudi relationship since Jared Kushner is close to the crown prince discussed. [Tonight, TRUMP - says we are working with Turkey & Saudi Arabia to figure out what happened.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Istanbul: Arwa Damon) The changing story {"a new narrative"} from Saudi Arabia that this was a botched interrogation that led to Khashoggi's death with delays in allowing access to the consulate in Istanbul, the international diplomatic ramifications discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former CIA director Michael Hayden about the story. [HAYDEN - offers views on the interrogation gone wrong story, but it took two weeks to develop the cover story, but this is not an isolated incident with Mohammad bin Salman {with examples given}, unlikelihood of it being a rogue operation: not believable; the crown prince would know, how he would frame the story to the president.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim;
Damon, Arwa

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