US intel report to blame Saudi Crown Prince for WaPo journalist Khashoggi's murder
Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner, and his wife, Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus are seen as they arrive with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to the Murabba Palace as honored guests of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

A declassified report compiled by U.S. intelligence agencies will claim that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

Sources tell Reuters that the CIA-led report "assessed that the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi, whose Washington Post column had criticized the crown prince's policies."

Khashoggi, a Saudi-born journalist who regularly wrote about international affairs for the Washington Post, was murdered in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul three years ago.

Even though his murder sparked widespread international condemnation, the administration of former President Donald Trump refused to confront the Saudi government about it and instead worked to forge closer ties with the Saudi Crown Prince.