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 MattisTrump needs a national security adviser who 'speaks softly' US could deploy 150 troops to Syria: report Trump blasts 'Mr. Tough Guy' Bolton: 'He made some very big mistakes' MORE and Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSchiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation' Bolton exit provokes questions about Trump shift on Iran Buttigieg: Not too late for US to be 'constructive force' in Middle East 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 TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy 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.