Schiff says House Democrats will probe Khashoggi murder

House Democrats plan to further examine the intelligence community’s assessment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and the overall relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia, the presumptive next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said in a new interview with The Washington Post.

California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff told the Post in an interview published Friday that the Democrats’ goal will be to look at the intelligence assessments in order to compare it to statements President Donald Trump has made on the matter.

“Then it will be quite clear whether the President is relying on the intelligence community and our best source of information or whether the President is representing something very different,” Schiff told the Post.

Schiff told the Post that if Congress is briefed on Saudi Arabia and what they learn goes against what Trump has said publicly, then Congress will be “armed with good enough information that it can take action to make sure that our national interests are protected and that we base our policy on the facts.”

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