A bipartisan group of senators said on Tuesday that a classified briefing by the C.I.A. director had solidified their belief that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, had ordered the killing of the dissident Jamal Khashoggi.
The White House has expressed support for the Saudi leadership, including Prince Mohammed, despite strong evidence that it was behind Mr. Khashoggi’s death in October. Mr. Khashoggi was a U.S. resident and a columnist for The Washington Post.
Watch: Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, called Prince Mohammed “a wrecking ball” after the briefing. “I think he’s complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi to the highest level possible.”
What’s next: Lawmakers are divided over how to respond, and whether to impose sanctions. The White House said all members of the House would be briefed next week.