Biden Expected To Soon Release CIA Report On Who Killed Khashoggi, Will 'Embarrass' MbS JAN 23, 2021
預料拜登很快發布中央情報局關於誰殺害卡修吉 Khashoggi 的報告，將會令沙地阿拉伯王子Mohammed bin Salman 薩勒曼感到非常尷尬。
長期以來，特朗普一直因其與沙特王儲MbS的 “過度友善” 關係，以及對整個傳奇謀殺安的寬容態度，而受到批評。 MbS一直被西各國疏遠，直到近期才緩和下來。
艾薇兒·海恩斯（Avril Haines）將成為美國第一位監督美國情報機構的女性，她在周二的確認聽證會上作出了承諾。 國會一路都要求國家情報局局長就謀殺案向立法者發布一份未經保密的報告，但特朗普政府並未跟進。
Trump had long been criticized for his overly "warm" relations with MbS and forgiving approach to the whole saga. MbS had remained isolated from Western allies for about a year, but any coldness towards him was soon dropped and he went back to being hailed as a 'reformer'.
As Bloomberg reports, a US intelligence report hitherto hidden from public eye could soon be released as a major "reckoning" which will thrust MbS under the spotlight again for the murder:
Joe Biden’s nominee for national intelligence director has pledged to release a report on who was responsible for the murder of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, a decision that could embarrass the kingdom’s crown prince and strain its relationship with its key ally.
Avril Haines, who would be the nation’s first woman to oversee U.S. intelligence agencies, made the promise at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Congress required the national intelligence director to release an unclassified report to legislators on the killing, but the Trump administration didn’t follow through.
The intelligence findings, authored by the CIA, are expected to point the finger straight to the top, similar to a separate United Nations investigation.