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Prominent Trump backer: America's atrocities are 'equal or worse' to what Saudi Arabia did to Khashoggi

On Tuesday, United Arab Emirates newspaper Gulf News reported that Tom Barrack, an ally of President Donald Trump, defended Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a panel in Abu Dhabi, by trying to change the subject to how bad the United States is.

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Congressional Republicans charge Trump with violating the law as he continues to cover up for the Saudi prince

When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered with a bone saw in the Saudi consulate, America reacted with horror. At the time, then-Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) triggered a Magnitsky Act investigation, requiring President Donald Trump to determine who is responsible.

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New report says the Pentagon secretly trained fighters for combat in Yemen — then lied about it

On Wednesday, Yahoo News revealed new documents from late 2017 that show, contrary to the Defense Department's insistence that it is neutral in the bloody conflict in Yemen perpetrated by a coalition of Saudi Arabia and its allies, the U.S. appears to have provided training to forces from the United Arab Emirates, which is part of the coalition:

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The Senate sends a bipartisan rebuke of Trump's corrupt and deadly alliance with Saudi Arabia and support of the war in Yemen

After defeating two last-minute amendments by ultra-hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) that would have completely gutted the measure, the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) resolution to end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's years-long assault on Yemen by a bipartisan vote of 56-41.

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'A very good ally': Trump still refuses to disavow Saudi crown prince after Khashoggi killing

On Tuesday, Reuters interviewed President Donald Trump. And when the subject came around to Saudi Arabia, the president was sickeningly unwilling to disavow the Saudi crown prince's involvement in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In fact, he voiced his full-throated support for both the prince and the nation:

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'We were just used to give Trump money': Veterans say the Saudi regime 'duped' them to funnel funds to the president's business empire

In a detailed new report Wednesday, journalists David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell at the Washington Post showed how the Saudi regime used a veterans group to dump hundreds of thousands of dollars into President Donald Trump's business — an incident that has become emblematic of the Emoluments Clause case against the president.

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'I changed my mind because I'm pissed': These Republicans just sent a startling message that Trump has gone too far supporting the Saudis

In a bold and decisive step for a usually deferential Congress, the Republican-controlled Senate voted by a large margin Wednesday to move forward with a resolution that would cut funding for President Donald Trump's support of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

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Jared Kushner pushed State and Defense Department officials to inflate Saudi arms deal to $110 billion: report

With the CIA alleging that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, ordered the killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi—an accusation the Saudi royal family flatly denies—President Donald Trump issued an official statement last week in support of the U.S.’ alliance with Saudi Arabia. Trump, in his statement, adamantly rejected any type of sanctions against the Saudi government, asserting that it is unclear exactly what happened with Khashoggi and that the U.S.’ alliance with Saudi Arabia is too important economically and militarily to jeopardize. But according to ABC News, the $110 billion figure Trump has cited in relation to potential profits from arms sales to Saudi Arabia is seriously exaggerated—a figure that Jared Kusher, Trump’s son-in-law and a White House senior advisor, has been pushing aggressively.

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The Trump-loving Wall Street Journal just tore into the president's 'brutalist' and 'crass' defense of Saudi Arabia

In a clearly strained opinion piece, the Wall Steet Journal editorial board — which tends to be as breathlessly supportive of the current White House as Breitbart or Fox News — issued a nevertheless stinging critique of President Donald Trump's defense of Saudi Arabia.

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Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander: Trump is 'undercutting our most powerful appeal' of American values and human rights

President Donald Trump's statement defending the Saudi Arabian government over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the name of oil and weapons sales has been met with outrage and disgust around the country.

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'It looks like it was coordinated': Former Obama aide describes the most 'chilling' part of Trump's creepy defense of the Saudi crown prince

Ben Rhodes, a former foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama, made a disturbing point Tuesday on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" with host Nicolle Wallace about President Donald Trump's statement brushing off the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's apparent assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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