Mitch McConnell

CIA briefs House leaders on Khashoggi as Senate mulls votes

CIA Director Gina Haspel is briefing House leaders Wednesday on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Senate prepares for a possible vote on two resolutions that would rebuke Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying.

Two people familiar with the meeting say House leaders are receiving a briefing from Haspel Wednesday morning, a day before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are to brief the full House on the killing. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the classified briefing.

Pompeo and Mattis briefed the Senate last month and told senators there was "no...

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