This story is kind of nuts - anyone else following it? tl;dr - Jamal Kashoggi, a former family friend turned critic of the Saudi monarchy, went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to file some paperwork to finalize a divorce while his fiancee waited outside. Never came back. The Saudis initially claimed he left and vanished afterwards initially, while the Turks claimed he was killed inside, dismemberred, and his body was carried in suitcases to a waiting van (which they have security video of suitcases being loaded into). Then, when the Turks came forward saying they had audio evidence of the murder, the Saudis changed their story and said that he had been accidentally killed in an interrogation - the Turks subsequentally released audio (recorded on Kashoggi's Apple watch, which was still in syncing range to his iPhone, which was outside with his fiancee) where Saudis allegedly can be heard first cutting off his fingers and then beheading him. Both Trump and the Saudis are now saying the killing was the work of "rogue killers," however the Times has managed to identify one of the suspects as a member of the Saudi royal prince's personal security detail, adding further credence that he was executed by royal order. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/world/middleeast/khashoggi-saudi-prince.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/...=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article®ion=Footer So, we have a gruesome murder of a dissident, and right now the US appears to be helping the Saud family cook up a cover story, against some pretty clear evidence.