The transcript of the horrifying recording of Jamal Khashoggi’s has been released in an exclusive CNN report Sunday.
According to the CNN report, Khashoggi exclaimed that he couldn’t breathe and then screamed as the transcript revealed the sound of a saw could be heard.
When Khashoggi first entered the embassy, he was told he was “going back,” the transcript claims. He then told them that they can’t do that because there are people waiting outside for him.
“I can’t breathe,” Khashoggi can be heard saying. “I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.”
The transcript quoted “the sounds of Khashoggi’s body being dismembered by a saw, as the alleged perpetrators are advised to listen to music to block out the sound,” CNN reported.
According to the source that released the transcript, “a series of phone calls are made, briefing them on progress. Turkish officials believe the calls were made to senior figures in Riyadh.”
CNN said that this was only a partial transcript and the full one might reveal more identifying characteristics about who might have been involved.
The CIA briefed top Intelligence Committee Senators this week, leaving many horrified and others scrambling to excuse the bizarre responses coming out of the White House defending Saudi officials.