Over the weekend, Joe Biden responded to a claim that he did not accuse Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of orchestrating the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi during private conversations. Biden said that this claim is false.

After Joe Biden arrived back in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, he was questioned by a reporter about a statement that had been made by Adel al-Jubeir, who is the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia.

“The Saudi foreign minister said he didn’t hear you accuse the crown prince of Khashoggi’s murder. Is he telling the truth?” the reporter asked Biden

“No. Why don’t you talk about something that matters?” the president then told journalists, as another one asked him about bumping fists with the Saudi crown prince, the de facto leader of the Muslim kingdom, who is sometimes referred to as “MBS,” said Biden.

Biden added, “I’m happy to talk about something that matters.”

A few days prior to that, while speaking at a news conference, Biden asserted that he had discussed the murder of Khashoggi some years earlier. After his death in 2018, a number of major media sources frequently reported the death as front-page news, and those outlets also made an effort to link his murder to the administration of President Trump. Agencies within the federal government have a strong suspicion that the Saudi government was involved in his killing.

“With respect to the murder of Khashoggi, I raised it at the top of the meeting, making it clear what I thought of it at the time and what I think about it now,” Biden said during a press conference on July 15. “He [Crown Prince Salman] basically said that he was not personally responsible for it. I indicated that he was, and he said he was not personally responsible for it and he took action against those who were responsible,” Biden also said.

But there’s a wrench in that story. al-Jubeir said that Biden and MBS never spoke regarding Khashoggi’s death. “I didn’t hear that particular phrase,” al-Jubeir remarked. “The president mentioned that the U.S. is committed to human rights because since the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution and he also made the point that American presidents—this is part of the agenda of every American president.”

Honestly, I’m more inclined to believe him than I am Joe Biden. Biden’s been proven to be a liar. Adel al-Jubeir has not to my knowledge.

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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  • I wouldn’t trust either of them any further than I could throw them, but I trust the LYING senile sock-puppet-in-chief LESS than the Saudis–and that is saying something!

  • “The president mentioned that the U.S. is committed to human rights…..

    Why that sounds exactly like did you kill Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi ?? See you people don’t understand Biden talk, you have to take what he says and read his senile lying mind and understand what he really ment. He isnt lying its your fault that you never took the course on how to understand what Boden is saying and what he ment.

  • A “strong suspicion” MBS was involved in Khashoggi’s murder? There is absolutely no doubt about that murder. Not that Khashoggi was anything but a liberal slimeball “journalist” as least he did manage to irritate MBS, so he must have told at least a partial truth about the KSA or MBS. The murder of Khashoggi conducted at the Saudi embassy in Turkey, was actually a vivisection, performed live explicitly for MBS. The Turks intercepted the live stream, and, even as horrible as the Turks are when it comes to killing people slowly, they were appalled by the manner of Khashoggi’s murder.

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