>> President Trump said on Thursday that the US-based journalist who disappeared from the Saudi Consulate in Turkey is probably dead.>> Do you believe Jamal Khashoggi is dead?>> It certainly looks that way to me, it's very sad, certainly looks that way.>> That suspicion coming as sources tell Reuters that Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul for remains and analyzing samples recovered from the Consulate for traces of DNA.
>> We're waiting for the results of about three different investigations and we should be able to get to the bottom fairly soon.>> What are you considering for possible consequences for Saudi, based on those?>> Well, it'll have to be very severe, I mean, it's, it's bad, bad stuff.
But, we'll see what happens.>> Trump spoke hours after getting an update from Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who told reporters he advised Trump that the Saudi's should be given more time to complete their own investigation.>> They also asured me that they will conduct a complete, thorough investigation.
I told President Trump this morning that we ought to give them a few more days to complete that.>> Pompeo this week held talks with leaders in Saudi Arabi and Turkey. Turkish sources have told Reuters the authorities have an audio recording that indicates a murder took place inside the Saudi Consulate.
Reuter's TV correspondent, Emily Wither, is there.>> There hasn't been any official details of how far those Turkish investigators have gotten, or even what kind of evidence they've gathered so far. Instead, there has been a constant drip of leaked information inside the Turkish newspapers, on a near daily basis.
The latest in one of the pro-government newspapers, lays out the details of that gory audio recording. In it they claim that Jamal Khashoggi's interrogators severed his fingers, and later when he was killed, he was beheaded and his body dismembered.>> In a major backlash, officials and business leaders from across the globe dropped out of an Investment Conference in Riyadh next week.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying after meeting with Pompeo and Trump, that he will no longer be attending the Conference.