Trump talks Khashoggi on Fox News

(AP) President Donald Trump says the crown prince of U.S. ally Saudi Arabia has told him directly that he had nothing to do with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but Trump says he wonders “will anybody really know.”

A U.S. official has said American intelligence agencies have concluded that Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey in October. The Saudi government denies the claim.

The Trump administration this past week penalized 17 Saudi officials for their alleged role in the killing.

Trump was asked during a “Fox News Sunday” interview whether the crown prince had lied to him. Trump said: “I don’t know. You know, who could really know, but I can say this, he’s got many people now that say he had no knowledge.”

The president also said: “Will anybody really know?”

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