"Intelligence I've seen suggests this was ordered by the crown prince".
"In our show we tried to establish the crimes committed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".
The crown prince was accompanied by several high-ranking Saudi officials, including the foreign, trade and interior ministers and the head of general intelligence, the official Saudi Press Agency said.
Erdogan has said the killing was ordered by the highest level of Saudi leadership but ruled out that it had come from King Salman, putting the spotlight instead on the 33-year-old crown prince.
Saudi Arabia has been put under intense global pressure over the killing and has brought charges against a number of suspects, while denying the crown prince was involved.
"It would be one thing if he said 'this is what has happened but nonetheless we need to maintain a relationship with the kingdom, but that is not what he is doing", Schiff said.
"We do know of course he has openly bragged about how many millions he makes from Saudi Arabia", the representative pointed out.
If reports about the CIA's intelligence are true, the SC senator said "everything would be on the table" for punishment-including the end to President Donald Trump's acclaimed arms deal-as "we can not have a normal strategic relationship with somebody this insane".
A number of Western countries, the U.S. and Britain in particular, are also accused of being complicit in the ongoing aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance.
Thus far, however, efforts in the House and the Senate to pass legislation that would use the War Powers Act to curtail U.S. military and intelligence support for Saudi Arabia have either fallen short or been stymied by leaders before they could ever get to the floor.
The country's top leader praised the Saudi leadership and the longstanding cooperation between Bapco and Saudi Aramco, a partnership which has continually enhanced bilateral relations since 1945.
"I'm unaware that he employs anybody deliberately who will tell him 'that's a really bad idea, '" said Simon Henderson, a scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy who has written extensively about the crown prince. This is not an ally that deserves this kind of military intervention, especially because there's been no connection between the safety of the American people and our involvement in this war. "All warring parties, and those fueling the conflict through arms transfers, are implicated in this totally man-made humanitarian crisis".