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    CIA Director to Brief Senators on Khashoggi Killing

    In a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill today, Gina Haspel will reportedly brief a small group of senators on the October murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which U.S. intelligence officials believe was ordered by Riyadh. The meeting comes days before the Senate is expected to debate the withdrawal of U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s civil war. Haspel’s absence from an administration briefing last week angered lawmakers, especially amid growing bipartisan calls to punish Riyadh.

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