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Trump: Saudi operation that killed Khashoggi ‘very bad’ concept ‘carried out poorly’

President Donald Trump criticized the Saudi operation that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it one of the “worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups.”

Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he’s expecting a full report on the killing soon.

But he said, “They had a very bad original concept” and it was “carried out poorly.”

He called the events after Khashoggi’s death “the worst cover-up ever.”

Saudi Arabia has claimed Khashoggi, a writer for The Washington Post who wrote critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, died accidentally in a brawl at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

But Turkish officials say a 15-man team tortured, killed and dismembered the writer and say Saudi officials had planned the killing for days.