New shocking details surfaced Wednesday on the death of a Saudi Arabian dissident journalist. Much of them came from a government-linked newspaper in Turkey.
The Turkish newspaper claims Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi suffered a horrifying death minutes after walking into Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic office in Istanbul on October 2nd.
President Donald Trump says he wants answers.
"I want to find out what happened, where is the fault and we will probably know that by the end of the week,” Trump said.
Istanbul's Yeni Safak newspaper reports Turkish spies recorded audio as a Saudi hit-squad ambushed Khashoggi.
The Turks say he was tortured, with his blood-curdling screams echoing throughout the building.
The Saudi Consul General reportedly objected, "do this outside; you're going to get me in trouble." He was allegedly told, "shut up if you want to live when you return to Arabia."
The newspaper says Saudi agents beat Khashoggi brutally, cut off his fingers and beheaded him. They say a Saudi doctor carved up his dead body, and used a fast-acting acid to dissolve it.
Secretary of State Pompeo says the royal family will explain what happened to Khashoggi.
"They made a commitment, too, to hold, uh, anyone connected to any wrongdoing that may be found accountable for that," Pompeo said.
Reporter off-cam: "Including a member of the royal family?"
"They made no exceptions to who they would hold accountable,” Pompeo said.
Jamal Khashoggi was a 1983 graduate of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, with a degree in business administration. The university issued a statement that the thoughts of faculty and students were with his family.