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'Guilty until proven innocent': Trump compares global pushback against Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings

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US President Donald Trump compared mounting criticism over Saudi Arabia's handling of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
Of the pushback against Saudi Arabia, Trump told the Associated Press: "Here we go again with, you know, you're guilty until proven innocent. I don't like that."
Trump said he hopes the Saudis' own investigation of Khashoggi's disappearance will be concluded in “less than a week.”
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Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150

Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150

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There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince.
After the US threatened sanctions against Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich country seemed to hint at its ability to hit back through the energy market.
Analysts see a 1973-style embargo as unlikely, but warn oil prices could hit triple-digits if tensions escalate.
Saudi Arabia has pushed back against the overwhelming evidence that it was behind the disappearance of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, emphasizing its...
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