Saudi Leader Discusses Khashoggi With Evangelicals - The Atlantic
Samuel : Did you ask MbS about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?
Moore : It was the first question we asked. We knew we were going in this context … so we weren’t going to dodge it. We just asked it outright. He was totally consistent with what he’d said publicly before—he said this is a terrible and heinous act and they were going to find and prosecute everyone involved with it. He emphatically denied involvement.
But then he got sort of introspective and he said, “ I may have caused some of our people to love our kingdom too much , and therefore to take their delegated authority and do something heinous that they absurdly thought would be pleasing.”
He was making sort of a philosophical observation —which he did quite a bit actually— he’s a really interesting figure .