Washington: Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused US President Donald Trump of being complicit in hiding the truth about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
"We have a president who is part of the cover-up as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Khashoggi was murdered," Sputnik quoted Clinton as saying during a speech in Toronto.
She also suggested that Trump and "those closest to him" have their "own personal commercial interest" in concealing the incident around Khashoggi's murder.
President Trump came under fire for suggesting on 20 November that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman "had knowledge" about Khashoggi's murder and saying that the US would remain a strategic partner for the Riyadh despite the ongoing scandal. He noted that it would be 'foolish' to terminate weapons exports contracts with the kingdom, a move mulled by Congress ever since it became known that Khashoggi had been murdered.
Saudi columnist for The Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. His body was dismembered and still hasn't been found.
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Updated Date: Nov 29, 2018 17:45:52 IST