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U.S. Release of Khashoggi Report Could Embarrass Saudi Prince

  • Biden’s national intel pick says she would release report
  • Report to look at who’s responsible for Saudi critic’s murder
Jamal Khashoggi press conference - Washington, DC

Joe Biden’s nominee for national intelligence director has pledged to release a U.S. report on who was responsible for the murder of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, a decision that could embarrass the kingdom’s crown prince and strain its relationship with its key ally.

Avril Haines, who would be the nation’s first woman to oversee U.S. intelligence agencies, made the promise at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Congress required the national intelligence director to release an unclassified report to legislators on the killing, but the Trump administration didn’t follow through.