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Washington Post calls on Trump, Congress to demand "verifiable evidence" on Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal Khashoggi. Photo: Gokhan Balci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Washington Post CEO and Publisher Fred Ryan issued a statement Saturday calling on Congress and President Trump to demand "verifiable evidence" from Saudi officials that columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who worked for the publication, was killed in a fight following a discussion in the Saudi consulate.

"This is not an explanation; it is a coverup. President Trump, Congress and leaders of the civilized world should demand to see verifiable evidence. The Saudis cannot be allowed to fabricate a face-saving solution to an atrocity that appears to have been directed by the highest levels of their government."
— Fred Ryan

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