Well, when it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…
Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump defended Saudi Arabia in an interview Tuesday, suggesting the wave of criticism the Middle Eastern kingdom has received over a missing Saudi journalist is premature.
“Here we go again with you know you’re guilty until proven innocent,” Trump told The Associated Press in an interview at the White House.
The AP’s report said Trump compared the accusations against Saudi Arabia, which stands accused of killing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, to sexual assault allegations against recently confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“I don’t like that,” Trump said. “We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh, and he was innocent all the way as far as I’m concerned.
Wait, how did Brett Kavanaugh become part of this story?
As for proof of guilt, well that is being gathered at this very minute.
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
After finally searching the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday, Turkish police reportedly found “certain evidence” that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed inside the building, according to an official cited Tuesday by the Associated Press. The official did not provide further detail about what was found, but said it was obtained during the nine-hour search that ended Tuesday morning. The Associated Press also reported Tuesday that the Saudi consul is planning to leave the country, after Turkish officials announced plans to search his home for further evidence. Tuesday’s news comes after the Saudi government has repeatedly denied involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance and suspected death, despite condemnation from Turkish and U.S. officials alike. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan added to that condemnation Tuesday when he claimed that the Saudis had painted over part of the consulate.
The question really is not why is everybody so certain that the Saudis killed Jamal Khashoggi, that’s fairly obvious, the question is why does Trump feel the need to rush to their defense before all of the evidence has been gathered and does it have anything to do with the fact that they have repeatedly bailed him out of financial difficulties, and have poured millions into his companies for years?