House to receive briefing on Khashoggi

House lawmakers will receive an intelligence briefing from the administration next week on the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, though it’s unclear whether CIA Director Gina Haspel will attend.

The all-House briefing on Saudi Arabia and Yemen is scheduled for Dec. 13 at 9 a.m., but the presenters have not yet been determined, according to a Democratic aide.

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Senators were already briefed last week by Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisOvernight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families Amazon to challenge Pentagon's 'war cloud' decision in federal court Former Mattis staffer: Trump 'shooting himself in the foot' on foreign policy MORE and Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard Pompeo2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Netanyahu calls Trump administration reversal on Israeli settlements a 'huge achievement' UN pushes back on US reversal on Israeli settlements MORE, where they received a presentation on Khashoggi’s slaying, U.S.-Saudi relations and the Yemen civil war. But senators were furious that they didn’t hear directly from Haspel.

Lawmakers ended up voting 63-37 to advance a resolution ending U.S. military support for the Saudis in the Yemen conflict, a sharp rebuke of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE.

The administration, hoping to quell the bipartisan outrage and stave off potential congressional action, agreed to dispatch Haspel to brief key senators on Tuesday.

But if Haspel confirms reports that the CIA concluded the crown prince of Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of Khashoggi, the briefing could actually give more fodder to senators who are demanding tougher action against the kingdom.