Trump quoted the King on Monday as saying that neither he nor his son, Crown Prince Mohammed, had any information about what had happened to Khashoggi.
"I plan to give the Senate another chance to vote on my resolution to end our support for the war in Yemen, to reassert congressional authority over matters of war, and to show the Saudis that they do not have a blank check to continue human rights violations". This person cautioned that the decision is ultimately up to Trump.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who became critical of the Saudi leadership as Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman rose to power, was last seen entering the consulate on October 2.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he is dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi King Salman after the monarch denied any knowledge about the disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen two weeks ago entering the country's consulate in Istanbul.
Badawi is the sister of Raif Badawi, a Saudi dissident blogger who has been imprisoned by the Saudi government since 2012 on charges of apostasy and "insulting Islam through electronic channels".
While organizers said Monday the conference will go on, the Saudis cancelled an annual diplomatic reception in Washington set for later this week.
Speakers and sponsors have been abandoning the event in growing numbers. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, KKR executive David Petraeus and Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford also are among a number of corporate executives who have withdrawn from the conference.
Former Army general and Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus, who now chairs the KKR Global Institute, has also withdrawn, according to a company spokesperson. Rubio said Sunday that U.S. -Saudi relations may need to be "completely revised".
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal tour
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been met with gifts, tears and grey skies in Melbourne . He said: "I wanted to come here so badly but my mum said I had to go to school".
Former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, who returned to Goldman Sachs after leaving the Trump administration this year, is still planning to attend, according to a person familiar with her plans.
"Been hearing the ridiculous "rogue killers" theory was where the Saudis would go with this", Democratic US Senator Chris Murphy said on Twitter.
Turkish crime scene investigators have searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. At this moment there are no plans to change the Formula E calendar this season. "It is an extremely odd case, and we need some real facts to emerge".
"If they don't buy it from us, they're going to buy it from Russian Federation or they're going to buy it from China or they're going to buy it from other countries", Trump said at a news conference on Saturday.
He adds: "We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon, but his was a flat denial".
US President Donald Trump earlier Monday said he had spoken with Saudi Arabia's King Salman who strongly denied the kingdom's involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance. The White House expects credible answers quickly after Pompeo wraps up his trip with a stop in Ankara for meetings with senior Turkish officials. "But we want to find out what happened and he's got instructions to find out what happened".
October 14: In an interview aired on CBS's "60 Minutes," Trump addresses Khashoggi's disappearance. The Saudi government, it said, would shield the prince by blaming an intelligence official for the bungled operation.