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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:21 PM

Trump administration considering granting Saudi prince legal immunity for alleged assassination plot

(CNN)The Trump administration is considering granting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman legal immunity from a federal lawsuit alleging that he ordered an assassination squad to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official who shared information with the US, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Saad Aljabri alleges in his lawsuit in DC District Court that the Saudi prince sent members of the same assassination squad that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Canada, where Aljabri now lives in exile, to target him as well.

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Aljabri filed a suit in US federal court because it alleges wrongdoing in the US, a spokesperson for Aljabri told CNN earlier this year. President Donald Trump has been strongly supportive of the prince, known by his initials MBS, despite US intelligence agencies' conclusion that the Saudi royal had ordered Khashoggi's killing in 2018. Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, had written critically about the prince's policies in the kingdom.

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Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward wrote in his book "Rage" that when he pressed Trump on MBS's role in Khashoggi's murder in 2018, the President told him that the prince "says very strongly that he didn't do it." According to Woodward, Trump also doubled down on protecting MBS during the Khashoggi controversy, saying, "I saved his ass." Trump added: "I was able to get Congress to leave him alone. I was able to get them to stop," the book said.

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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:24 PM

1. First I thought it might be the Onion

Then I threw up a little in my mouth.

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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:32 PM

2. Anything you can do I can do better!

aka 'Cleanup in isle #45, stat!'

The Biden admin is going to be very busy undoing the insanity the Trump & Co crime gang is doing in its dying day.

But I never understood this : The US system of government is set up a many different levels as checks and balances against rogue elements and destructive tendencies.

Then we have Executive orders, Executive pardons, etc!

Great way to introduce the powers of a dictator or king back into a democracy!

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