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Children of slain journalist offered million-dollar houses in Saudi Arabia and monthly payments for death of father

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The children of the late Saudi Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi have been given million-dollar houses and monthly five-figure payments by people in the Middle East as compensation for the death of their father.

According to the Post, current and former Saudi officials and those close to the family, Khashoggi’s four children received much larger payouts, possibly even totally tens of millions each in payments. It’s “part of ‘blood money” negotiations that are expected to ensue when the trials of Khashoggi’s accused killers are completed in the coming months.”

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The Post said that it’s clear these are part of an effort by the Saudis to reach an “arrangement” with the family members that they continue to show restraint in speaking out about the death of their father. The children have held back on criticizing the country and its leaders, while global outrage reached a boiling point.

“The delivery of homes and monthly payments of $10,000 or more to each sibling were approved late last year by King Salman as part of what one former official described as an acknowledgment that ‘a big injustice has been done’ and an attempt ‘to make a wrong right,'” The Post said.

The royal family is also using their wealth to help soften the backlash after the brutal murder and dismemberment of the reporter.

A Saudi official passed it off as part of a history of paying off victims of violent crime or natural disasters.

Thus far, President Donald Trump has done nothing to address the situation.

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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera attacks former White House press secretary on Twitter as ‘old douche’

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In a bizarre moment, Sunday evening politics turned into a war of wards in President Donald Trump's Twitter comments.

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera responded to former press secretary Joe Lockhart, who had replied to one of the tweets Trump retweeted from Rivera.

"Gloom settling on Democrats as they realize they’ve taken their best kill shot & missed. Dems in despair. Republicans United. @realDonaldTrump survives & #Impeachment all over but the shouting," said Rivera, hopefully not literally saying that Democrats wanted to shoot or kill the president.

Lockhart responded to the comment by mocking the Fox News host, saying that he was only making the comment to help get his contract renewed.

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‘Now we see why’ Trump blocked Bolton from testifying — and Republicans are barring witnesses: Adam Schiff

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is one of the handful of members of Congress who have served as managers for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. He has not only navigated the past week of the trial, but he conducted the first major hearing.

After the New York Times revealed key facts from former national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming book, Schiff said that it was clear the information Bolton has is why Trump blocked him from testifying.

“I think you have to for the sake of the office,” Trump told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham when she asked if he would block Bolton.

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John Bolton went to Bill Barr with concerns about Giuliani’s ‘shadow foreign policy’ in Ukraine: report

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Attorney General Bill Barr was cited recently by Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas as being part of the "team" of people workign to create a conspiracy to help get President Donald Trump reelected.

“Attorney General Barr was basically on the team,” said Parnas in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. “Mr. Barr had to know about everything.”

Parnas' lawyer, Joseph Bondy, has demanded that Barr recuse himself from overseeing the Parnas trial and investigation.

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