Report: Saudis Preparing Report Admitting Khashoggi Died in ‘Interrogation Gone Wrong’

The Saudis are preparing a report that admits Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi died during an “interrogation that went wrong,” CNN reports. The report will likely indicate that Khashoggi’s alleged interrogation at Istanbul’s Saudi Arabian embassy was “intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey,” according to CNN. Correspondent Arwa Damon said one source told the network the report is “most likely going to conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency,” and those involved would be “held responsible.” Another source told the network the report is still being prepped and “things could change.” “It seems, according to these two sources that it was an interrogation gone wrong, or perhaps they were intending to try to take him, [and] smuggle him out of the country,” Damon said. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate earlier this month. Since his disappearance, the Saudis have claimed he left the consulate soon after he arrived, while Turkish authorities believe he was killed inside.