Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

UN inquiry faults Saudi officials for Khashoggi murder

Preliminary findings from a UN-led inquiry have determined that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "planned and perpetrated by" Saudi officials or individuals acting on their behalf, and that Saudi Arabia “seriously curtailed and undermined” Turkey’s efforts to investigate the killing.

Trump's trust gap with his intelligence chiefs

Dan Coats (3rd from left) and his fellow intelligence chiefs testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Asked in the Oval Office today if he trusts director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA director Gina Haspel to give him good advice, President Trump said, “No, I disagree with certain things that they said,” adding, “time will prove me right.”

Driving the news: Coats, speaking for Haspel and four other intelligence chiefs arrayed on either side of him, said at a Senate hearing Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons, ISIS is “intent on resurging,” Iran isn't currently pursuing a nuclear weapon and climate change is a national security threat.

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