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To: U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe
Tell U.S. Intelligence: Stop Protecting Saudi Arabia’s Assassins
We demand that John Ratcliffe, the Trump-appointed U.S. Director of National Intelligence, stop breaking federal law. Ratcliffe must release a public report on who he and his team believe murdered Saudi dissident and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.
The Office of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is violating U.S. law and ignoring the will of Congress by refusing to release an unclassified report on the killing of Khashoggi.
Why is this important?
The U.S. Director of National Intelligence is hiding information on an assassination.
John Ratcliffe won't publicly reveal who his office thinks murdered Saudi dissident and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi -- even though Congress requires him to do so. And so now Ratcliffe and his office are being taken to court. The Open Society Justice Initiative is suing Ratcliffe and his team.
In 2019, Congress passed a measure that requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to release unclassified reports on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. But the Office of the Director of National Intelligence still hasn't done so. And the 30-day deadline is long past.
To put it simply: Trump appointee John Ratcliffe and his team are violating U.S. law and ignoring the will of the U.S. Congress. And in doing so, they’re bending over backwards to protect the ruthless Saudi dictatorship.
The Washington Post frames the situation well: "Mr. Trump is willing to violate U.S. law rather than publicly confirm that a tyrannical Saudi ruler was involved in the murder of a permanent U.S. resident."
Please join us and help push John Ratcliffe to comply with the orders of Congress and disclose information related to the identity of Khashoggi’s assassin. U.S. intelligence should not be protecting Saudi Arabia's dictator and his killers.
"Justice Initiative Sues Office of the Director of National Intelligence for Khashoggi Report," Open Society Justice Initiative, August 19, 2020. https://www.justiceinitiative.org/newsroom/justice-initiative-sues-office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence-for-khashoggi-report
"Trump defies Congress — to shield MBS from accountability on Jamal Khashoggi," Opinion, Washington Post, August 21, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-defies-congress--to-shield-mbs-from-accountability-on-jamal-khashoggi/2020/08/21/4cc19034-e3da-11ea-b69b-64f7b0477ed4_story.html