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Top Democrat on House intel panel says Trump ‘dishonest’ about CIA’s Khashoggi report

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WATCH: Congressman Adam Schiff was on State of the Union to talk about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. – Nov 25, 2018

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says President Donald Trump isn’t telling the truth when he says a CIA report lacks evidence to blame Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for the killing in Turkey of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump said Thursday the CIA report had “feelings certain ways” but no clear conclusion.

WATCH: Trump ‘hates’ Khashoggi killing, but calls Saudi Arabia ‘important ally’ 
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Trump ‘hates’ Khashoggi killing, but calls Saudi Arabia ‘important ally’ – Nov 22, 2018

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Asked Sunday about Trump’s characterization, California Rep. Adam Schiff, who was briefed on the classified report, told CNN: “I think the president is being dishonest.”

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Schiff, the committee’s incoming chairman, said the panel will look into the Trump family’s business ties with Saudi Arabia and whether “personal financial interests” drive U.S.-Middle East policy.

WATCH: Trump reiterates ‘maybe he did, maybe he didn’t’ statement on if Saudi Arabia prince ordered Khashoggi’s killing

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Trump reiterates ‘maybe he did, maybe he didn’t’ statement on if Saudi Arabia prince ordered Khashoggi’s killing – Nov 20, 2018

Schiff says Trump is telegraphing to despots he will have “their back” if they praise or do business with him.

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