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Suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi can't be swept under rug

Suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi can't be swept under rug

There was much to be disappointed by in President Donald Trump’s “60 Minutes” interview over the weekend, from his curious belief that climate change might reverse itself to his contention that his mocking of alleged sexual assault victim Christine Blasey Ford is immaterial now that “we won” and Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court. But there’s at least one thing he said that ought to disturb Americans right in their core beliefs. Asked about the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump vowed “severe punishment” if it turns out that Saudi Arabia ordered his death, but he expressed great reluctance to use the most powerful leverage available to him — the pending...

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