“The intelligence, described by U.S. officials familiar with it, is another piece of evidence implicating the Saudi regime in Khashoggi’s disappearance last week after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials say that a Saudi security team lay in wait for the journalist and killed him.” WaPo: Crown prince sought to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him.

+ “That Trump has bet big on the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, makes the Saudis’ disappearing and likely assassination of the dissident Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate—’monstrous’ on its own terms—a different sort of escalation. For Trump, this has been personal.” The Atlantic: Saudi Arabia is Taunting Trump.

+ “This took place in Turkey and to the best of our knowledge, Khashoggi is not a US citizen.” Buzzfeed: Trump Doesn’t Want To Halt Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia Over Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (What could have possibly given the Saudis the idea that America would be ok with the killing of a journalist — also known as an “enemy of the people” — in cold blood on foreign soil?)