Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said today the he won’t be attending the so-called “Davos in the Desert” summit in Saudi Arabia following the murder, torture and dismemberment of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.
"Just met with @realDonaldTrump and @SecPompeo and we have decided, I will not be participating in the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia," Mnuchin posted on Twitter.
The New York Times reported today on the gruesome audio recordings of Khashoggi's ordeal, in which he was beheaded by Saudi agents within minutes of walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to pick up documents for his wedding.
American intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that 33-year-old Crown Prince Salman was responsible for the atrocity, according to the NYT.
O’Dwyer’s poll showed that 90 percent of respondents wanted Mnuchin to boycott the Saudi summit.