He had this guy murdered in a consulate in Turkey and to expect me to ignore it.
He was a prominent critic of the ruling class in Saudi Arabia, and vanished October 2 after he walked into the consulate in Istanbul, leaving Saudi officials on the defense, Turkish officials claiming that have proof of his murder, and President Trump explaining he had talked with the Saudi king and the king had denied knowledge of the incident.
If U.S. President Donald Trump fails to punish Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's disappearance, he hopes that others in government will.
But one thing is certain: whatever narrative emerges, the worldwide reputation of the Saudi crown prince and power-behind-the-throne Mohammed Bin Salman will forever be tainted by this affair.
In recent days, leaders including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and chief executives of the Blackstone Group and BlackRock have canceled plans to attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week.
"Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened "to our Saudi Arabian citizen", Trump tweeted.
Mevlut Cavusoglu was referring to investigations in the case of Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post newspaper, who has always been feared killed at the Saudi Consulate after he entered on October 2 and was never seen exiting.
"We are strong and old allies", the crown prince told Pompeo before reporters were ushered out.
His disappearance has strained relations with Washington amid strong pressure in Congress and the United States media to prevent the issue from being swept under the carpet.
President Trump compared allegations that the Saudi government authorized the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi to accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The consul, Mohammad al-Otaibi, left Turkey on a commercial flight bound for Saudi Arabia, hours before Turkish police were due to enter the building on Tuesday.
Trump said Pompeo may go to Turkey after Saudi Arabia.
In his unrepentant conduct of American foreign policy, Trump is lurching from a path taken by every president since World War II, who all believed to various degrees that American leadership was needed to create a world safe for democracy, open commerce and freedom. One of the names matches a LinkedIn profile for a forensic expert who has worked at the Saudi Interior Ministry for 20 years.
Freeland, meanwhile, said Canada isn't backing down on defending human rights in its own dispute with Saudi Arabia.
Saudi officials have called Turkish allegations that the kingdom killed Khashoggi "baseless", but reports in USA media on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) suggested the Saudis may acknowledge the writer was killed at the consulate, perhaps as part of a botched interrogation.
Members of the US Congress, including some of Trump's fellow Republicans, are among the loudest voices in the United States demanding answers and action on Khashoggi, who moved to Washington past year fearing retribution for his criticism of the crown prince.
In the editorial, Turki Aldakhil said Saudi Arabia - the world's largest oil exporter - was considering more than 30 countermeasures to be taken against the U.S., including trading oil in yuan instead of the USA dollar.
"This is very important to get to the bottom of it", Trump said. "It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers".
The Washington Post columnist was not observed leaving the building, and the United States media have cited anonymous Turkish sources to report that he was murdered and dismembered inside.
Publicis Groupe did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the relationship.
Trump called his top diplomat on Sunday night and asked him to have face-to-face meetings with the Saudi leaders, according to State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
For the first time since the journalist disappeared two weeks ago, Turkish investigators were allowed to enter the building. Pompeo then met a smiling Prince Mohammed, the heir apparent to the throne of the world's largest oil exporter.