CNN anchor Jake Tapper laid into President Joe Biden on Sunday morning, lambasting him for allowing Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman to claim immunity in the murder of The Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tapper concluded his Sunday broadcast of “State of the Union” with a monologue addressing the fact that the Biden administration had determined that — under international law — the crown prince has immunity in the 2018 murder, which Biden has said the prince ordered.
A Biden administration court filing states the office held by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince shields him from a lawsuit filed by the fiancée of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CNN’s @jaketapper questions President Biden’s previous pledge to address the killing. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/cPHygn6ZZc
— CNN (@CNN) November 20, 2022
The Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan criticized Biden when the news was first reported, accusing the president of effectively granting bin Salman a “license to kill” in a blistering statement published Friday.
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