>> The US has an audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but the President doesn't wanna hear it. Trump saying in a Fox News interview that aired Sunday that he won't be listening to the recording because he already knows what happened. And it's a, quote, terrible tape.
This comes after reports the CIA concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing. But Trump, who has said repeatedly that he wants to maintain close ties with Saudi Arabia, says it's still too early to point the finger.>> They haven't assessed anything yet, it's too early, that was a very premature report.
But that's possible, we're gonna see. But we're gonna have a report on Tuesday. It's a horrible thing that took place, the killing of a journalist, a very, very bad situation, Khashoggi. And somebody who's respected, it should never have happened. And we'll be having a very full report over the next two days.
>> Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd and Turkey has given the US government a recording of the murder. The US imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials last week for their alleged role in the killing, but they did not target the Saudi government.
Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have called for a tougher response, including Republican Senator Rand Paul.>> I think the evidence is overwhelming that the Crown Prince was involved. And so no, I don't think we can sweep this under the rug. I think sanctions are pretending to do something without really doing anything.
Most of these people are in prison other than the Crown Prince, but the Crown Prince runs a country and we deal with him. If we put sanctions on people who are in prison, are we really doing anything to punish them? They're already in prison.