GOP Rep. dismisses Khashoggi's murder: 'Journalists disappear all over the country'

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart on CNN.
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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree: CIA evidence ties Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death. But one GOP congressman is still taking President Trump's side — and making some alarming claims in the process.

In a Tuesday appearance on CNN, House Intelligence Committee member Chris Stewart (R-Utah) backed up Trump's previous dismissal of CIA findings, saying the information he received about Khashoggi's death "was not definitive." He then questioned why people seemed so fixated on Khashoggi's death, seeing as "journalists disappear all over the country," as well as in Mexico, China, and Turkey. "And yet we have to have relationship with these individuals," Stewart said.

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