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Khashoggi Crisis Widens Trump Rift With Congress on Saudi Arabia

  • Distrust of Riyadh in Washington dates to Sept. 11 attacks
  • Lawmakers warn they may act over president’s objections
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Khashoggi's Final Op-Ed

President Donald Trump is facing increased pressure from Congress over his handling of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, exposing a widening rift between the White House and Capitol Hill over the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Lawmakers from Trump’s own party, including the president’s ally Senator Lindsey Graham, are openly voicing their discontent and threatening to sanction the Saudi government over the objections of the president, who has sought to build a closer relationship with Riyadh.