As of this moment, they deny it and they deny it vehemently. A Turkish diplomatic source had earlier said a joint Turkish-Saudi team would search the building - the last place Khashoggi was seen before he vanished on October 2.
Before Monday Trump had focused less on possible explanations for Khashoggi's likely demise than on possible punishment if the Saudis were found culpable.
Donald Trump has speculated that "rogue killers" may have been responsible for the death. Maybe I don't want to get into his mind, but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers - who knows? "Who knows?" the President said, describing the situation as "terrible".
Trump said Pompeo may go to Turkey after Saudi Arabia.
But late yesterday evening - after Turkish authorities placed high iron barriers in front of the consulate - a motorcade of six cars drew up and Turkish police and prosecutors entered the premises. A crime scene investigation team of around 10 people left the consulate after completing a search early on Tuesday, the witness said. Such an adjustment would end the unqualified deference that the Trump administration has given to Riyadh and make the relationship more businesslike, to be managed up or down to the extent to which Riyadh does or does not act consistent with US interests. With such a lack of clarity, the administration has not ruled out any possible scenario.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the plans. "I am immediately sending our Secretary of State to meet with King!" Boeing, meanwhile, signed an agreement with the country to help it build rotary-wing military aircraft in Saudi Arabia, which it said was expected to generate $22 billion in revenue and 6,000 jobs by 2030.
Official photos of Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank released
The celebrities flocked to Windsor and the castle was bedecked in flowers - the second royal wedding of 2018 did not disappoint. She looked absolutely stunning during the royal wedding in an open-back wedding dress and tiara encrusted with emeralds.
The US State Department also has urged a thorough investigation into the disappearance.
U.S. politicians have backed the call for tough punitive action against the Saudis, while Germany, France and Britain have jointly called for a "credible investigation" into his disappearance.
Trump's comments came after a telephone conversation with King Salman, father of the crown prince, the first such talks since the crisis erupted.
The king also said Turkey and Saudi Arabia enjoy close relations and "that no one will get to undermine the strength of this relationship", according to a statement on state-run Saudi Press Agency. A Saudi-owned satellite channel later suggested the world's largest oil exporter could wield that production as a weapon against America.
"He's intending to go because of the importance of the issue of ending terrorist financing", Kudlow said on ABC's "This Week." The New York Times reported that a top forensic and autopsy expert was among those who traveled to Turkey. But, he said, the Saudi intelligence official was tragically incompetent as he eagerly sought to prove himself in secretive operations.
Trump clearly has been reluctant to respond at all to the episode.