In the US Congress, growing discontent over the behavior of President Donald Trump, in the case of the killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Because Trump has ignored a period of time, in the Congress chamber should indicate whether, according to the findings of his government's crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the murder, brought in a cross-party group of senators a bill to weapons deliveries to Saudi - restrict Arabia. The Initiative was a response to the murder and the Saudi role in the Yemen war.
The draft law aims to restrict the sale of tanks, fighter aircraft and other weapons to Riyadh. In addition, it provides for additional sanctions against Saudis who were involved in the murder. He also committed the US-the Ministry of foreign Affairs, on the situation of human rights in the Kingdom and his role in the Yemen to report the conflict report.
According to an employee of the White house Trump, he had to submit to the Congress a report on Khashoggi. The democratic Senator Juan Pachon said, however, Trump had no choice: "Either he abides by the law, or he breaks it." His party colleague, Eliot Engel announced that the refusal to show the need to go to the motives of Trumps foreign policy.
Republicans and Democrats had been activated four months ago, a law that the government gave 120 days for a report. The deadline expired on Friday. The Congress wants to know whether the government wants to bring sanctions against individuals, which are for the killing Khashoggis responsible.
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Khashoggi, who had lived in the United States, was killed in October in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. Khashoggi was a critic of bin Salman's. According to the Turkish representation of the murder of the highest Saudi Arabian office has been instructed, which denies the leadership in Riyadh. Also UN-led investigation references to masterminding the Saudi state. The U.S. secret service, said that the crown Prince had ordered the killing.
elsewhere Trump has to reckon with rising resistance in Congress. In the house of representatives, in which the opposition Democrats now have a majority, launched on Thursday tests to Trumps control behavior, his real estate business and Connections to Russia. One of the committees wants Trump to submit his tax returns to more practices about his business, and the tax honesty of the former real estate entrepreneur. Observers expect the White house will be in legal action against the claim.More about
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The investigations of the parliamentary committees to run independent of those of the FBI special investigator Robert Mueller. The Democrats want to investigate the dealings of the government with Mueller's investigation. On Friday, it was already a Transitional justice Minister Matthew Whitaker from the judiciary Committee, under oath, asked if he had mixed in Mueller's investigation. Whitaker denied this in a confrontational hearing. Trump showed himself to be upset. "The Democrats and their committees by turning," he wrote on Twitter.