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Trump Says He'll Contact Saudis Over Journalist’s Disappearance

  • Critic of Saudi government vanished from consulate in Turkey
  • President says he’s heard ‘bad stories’ and ‘I do not like it’
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Trump 'Concerned' Over Khashoggi's Fate
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President Donald Trump said he plans to contact Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and prominent critic of his country’s royal family, who was last seen entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.

Trump, speaking Tuesday in the Oval Office, said he hasn’t spoken with Saudi counterparts about the matter yet but “will be” contacting them. The president said he knows “nothing” about what happened to Khashoggi other than what he’s seen in news reports.