Cleaning crew spotted entering Saudi consulate ahead of Khashoggi probe

Well, maybe they were actually rogue cleaners. I mean, who uses Dixi cleaning solution? What is that, anyway?

From Common Dreams:

At around the same time Saudi King Salman insisted in a Monday morning phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump that his regime had nothing to do with the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi—a denial Trump dutifully echoed to reporters while suggesting that perhaps “rogue killers” were behind the gruesome crime—video cameras captured a team of cleaners hauling several buckets of mops, two large cases of trash bags, Dixi cleaning solution, another carton of what appears to be bleach, and two cases of Pinar milk through the front door of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

The cleaning crew was seen entering the consulate shortly before Turkish investigators were set to arrive to carry out an “inspection” in search of additional evidence of who was behind the disappearance of Khashoggi, a frequent critic of the Saudi royal family.

Yeah, we don’t want to disrupt a fake $110 billion arms deal, do we? Merely over the torture and killing of an obscure Washington Post columnist? It’s not like they waterboarded Dave Barry or something.

Oh, but don’t worry about it. The probe is at least as thorough as the investigations we do around here when a SCOTUS nominee is accused of rape:

Shortly after the cleaning crew entered the Saudi consulate, a team of investigators arrived in an unmarked police car to begin an inspection of the building a full 13 days after Khashoggi entered to obtain marriage documents and never reemerged.

Why do I get the feeling the Saudi government won't really be severely punished?


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