Time is running out in the effort to discover who ordered the torture and execution of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, conservative commentator Max Boot said on CNN.
While the CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudis are clearly staging a cover-up by jailing people involved.
"The Saudi government is going to rush to execute some these henchmen who carried out MBS' orders to protect MBS," Boot said. "And then it will be much harder to get the ironclad evidence that will stand up in court."
There is bipartisan support for holding MBS, Boot said, but Trump stands in the way.
"Clearly President Trump doesn't care about this murder, he doesn't care about morality in foreign policy or standing up for a free press," he said. "He's looking for excuses to essentially protect the crown price, who had forged a close relationship with the American crown price, Jared Kushner.