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() Donald is facing pressure to investigate the diseance of Saudi Jamal and determine whether to im on those responsible after receiving a letter from a biptisan group of s Wednesday.

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“The Global Magnitsky Accountability requires the , upon receipt of a request from the and Member of the Committee on , to determine whether a foreign person is responsible for an etrajudicial killing, torture, or gross violation of internationy recognized agnst an individual eercising of epression, and report to the Committee within 120 days with a determination and a decision on the imposition of on that foreign person or persons,” the letter states.
“We request that make a determination on the imposition of pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Accountability with respect to any foreign person responsible for such a violation related to Mr. ,” it adds.
    The letter was also signed by Sens. Mco Rubio (R-Fla.), Cdin (D-Md.), John Brasso (R-Wyo.), Chris (D-Conn.), Jeff Flake (R-iz.), Tim Kne (D-Va.), Cory Gdner (R-Colo.), Ed Mkey (D-.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Todd ng (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-), Cory (D-NJ), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Risch (R-) and Ud (D-N.M).
    Prior to the letter’s release, s were given access to a two-p classified report on , according to a . s can read the classified material, which was updated Wednesday, in the ’s secure facility, according to the .
    “The reports e very direct, very short and give further cence to the that the focus needs to be on Saudi abia right ,” Corker sd.
    Members of the of Eight e being briefed in more detl: Democrat Rep. Schiff sd he had been briefed on the matter, and Democrat Mk Wner sd he epected a briefing today.
    One-fifth of the members of the Committee bes Sen. Rand — signed the letter triggering an and Global Magnitsky determination regding ’s diseance.
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    “The entire Committee, sans Rand , and the relevant ropriators agreed to sign this request. The administration would be foolish not to follow the by rejecting their request,” one t .
    Asked if the letter puts pressure on the administration, Corker responded, “Oh it does, of course.”
    “It’s not intended though as a shot at them, it’s intended to put in place … it’s the forcing mechanism to ensure that we use the resources avlable to get the bot of this and if in at the very highest levels of Saudi abia they have been involved in doing this, that ropriate s be taken to sanction them,” Corker added.
    A little over a week ago, , a former Saudi royal inr who became a of the regime of , walked into the consulate general in , intending to get paper that would ow him to mry his Turkish fiancée. She hasn’t seen him since.
    Since then, s and s have scrambled to piece together the of what hened to him.
    Turkish authorities have privately sd they believe was killed in the consulate, a sttling egation that is firmly denied by the . Closed-circuit foot, f trackers, intercepted s and even rumors of a bone saw have served as pieces of a puzzle that has spur a diplomatic outcry.
    In the latest developments on Wednesday, Turkish s concluded that the “highest levels of the royal ” in Saudi abia orde the assassination of , according to a senior cited by The s.
    The kingdom’s staunchest Western ies — including the , w had lied for permanent rency — have urged Saudi abia to come .
    sd Wednesday that he’s been in touch with the “highest levels” of the Saudi about ’s case and epressed concerns about his possible . He sd his administration was pressing the Saudi to reveal more about the incident.
    “We’re demanding everything. We want to see what’s going on . It’s a situation,” sd in the Oval Office.
    But he stopped short of saying whether he believed the have about his wabouts, or have played a role in his diseance, stating that not enough was kn to make a determination.
    Following the letter’s release, Corker specificy noted that the could affect the highest levels of the Saudi regime.
    “It’s a very strong signal I think from the committee. Agn it’s an that we can take without legislation. It is a forcing mechanism. I don’t at this in any way to try to cross the bows of the administration. I don’t. I do at it certnly has a shot across the bow at Saudi abia and these e very s,” he sd.
      Corker also sd that the administration was not given a s up about the letter prior to its release to s, adding that he was unsure about how might respond given his close with the Saudi .
      “This is a that we e taking that we can take unilatery that is a forcing mechanism and it does mean that in a way an has to take place. And if in at the highest levels they have been involved in the of a who just hened to write agnst some of the they e doing in their country, they be under tremendous pressure to follow this wver it goes,” he sd.


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