The ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee accused President Donald Trump of lying about the CIA report on journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
Trump claimed Thursday the CIA “did not come to a conclusion” about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordering the columnist’s murder, and said the intelligence service had “feelings certain ways.”
But Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) said Friday that Trump had misrepresented findings in the report he claimed to have.
"Yes, the CIA concluded that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was directly involved in the assassination of Khashoggi," Reed told CNN.
"They did it, as has been reported to the press, with high confidence, which is the highest level of accuracy that they will vouch for," Reed said. "It's based on facts, it's based on analysis. The notion that they didn't reach a conclusion is just unsubstantiated. The CIA has made that clear."