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Trump administration to brief U.S. House on Saudi situation

Gina Haspel, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, stands after being sworn-in during a ceremony at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, May 21, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump administration officials will brief all U.S. House of Representative lawmakers on the Saudi situation on Dec. 13, a source told Reuters on Tuesday.

CIA Director Gina Haspel was scheduled to give a closed briefing to leaders of several U.S. Senate committees on Tuesday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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