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Saudi Government Considering Plan to Admit Writer Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed in Consulate

According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the Saudis are putting together an explanation that would absolve Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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    Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Feared Dead After Entering Saudi Consulate

    Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, is feared dead after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and has not been seen since. Khashoggi has been a vocal critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Khashoggi went to the consulate to pick up paperwork in order to marry his fiancee.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018)

    Saudi Arabia’s government is discussing a plan to admit that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, three people with knowledge of the situation tell NBC News.

    According to two of the individuals, the Saudis are putting together an explanation that would absolve Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the putative leader of Saudi Arabia, of responsibility by giving him plausible deniability to say he didn’t order the killing and didn’t know about it.