UPDATED 7:00 AM PT — Mon. Oct. 22, 2018
Istanbul has reportedly taken aside 28 more members of the Saudi Consulate for questioning regarding the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
This is according to Istanbul’s chief prosecutor, who said employees were told not to come into work around the time of Khashoggi’s disappearance.
In a recent Fox interview, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir claimed the kingdom’s crown prince was unaware of the journalist’s death. Instead, he claimed Khashoggi was killed in a “rogue operation.”
“The individuals who did this, did this outside the scope of their authority — there obviously was a tremendous mistake made and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up,” said the foreign minister. “That is unacceptable in any government, these things unfortunately happen.”
The newest 28 members caught up in the probe are expected to give their testimony Monday.