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Turkey / Saudi Consulate Mystery / Khashoggi #1131189

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Istanbul: Ian Pannell) The diplomatic crisis over the October 2 disappearance of "Washington Post" journalist Jamal Khashoggi†, who may have been killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, examined; scenes shown from Saudi Arabia of US diplomats meeting with the Saudi crown prince with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo quoted & from outside the consulate; details given about evidence Khashoggi was killed inside & a possible Saudi admission he was killed during an interrogation gone wrong. Reports the Saudis blocked investigators from the residence discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The reaction of President Trump to the situation & the US_Saudi relationship examined; details given about Saudi investments in Trump projects with examples cited. [TRUMP - says action depends on if the king or crown prince knew about it.] Trump tweet on the prince's denial quoted. [In 2015, TRUMP - says the Saudis buy apartments from me.] The president's inclinations to accept the crown prince's denials & his view of innocence before guilt discussed.

Muir, David;
Pannell, Ian;
Karl, Jonathan

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