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Pompeo says US not covering up Khashoggi murder

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday denied Washington was covering up the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and promised further action. America is not covering up for a murder, Pompeo told reporters in Budapest when asked about criticism by a senior Democrat. The remarks came after US President Donald Trump missed a deadline set by Congress to reply by Friday on whether Saudi Arabia s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of the Washington Post contributor. Pompeo said that Trump s administration was working diligently on its investigation. The president has been very clear -- couldn t be more clear -- as we get additional information, we will continue to hold all of those responsible accountable, he said. Khashoggi, who lived in the United States, was strangled to death and dismembered in October after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to take care of paperwork for his marriage, according to officials. Trump said nothing on ...

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