When asked whether the Saudi officials told him whether Khashoggi is alive or dead, Pompeo said, "I don't want to talk about any of the facts".
Pompeo said the Saudis committed to holding accountable "anyone connected to any wrongdoing that may be found", making no exceptions for anyone, including members of the royal family.
No major decisions are made outside of the ultraconservative kingdom's ruling Al Saud family.
A team of 15 Saudi agents, some with ties to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was waiting for Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate the moment he arrived, at about 1:15 p.m. on October 2.
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured before being decapitated inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, pro-government Turkish daily Yeni Safak reported yesterday, saying it had heard audio recordings of the incident.
The Saudi Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment. Al-Otaibi left Turkey on Tuesday afternoon, Turkish state media reported.
Trump, who threatened punishment for Saudi Arabia when Khashoggi's disappearance first came to light two weeks ago, has repeatedly noted Saudi leaders' denials since then and insisted the US must know the facts before taking action. And he has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi leaders, telling the Associated Press news agency that they were being treated as "guilty until proven innocent".
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The president said that his own comment Monday about possible "rogue killers" behind Khashoggi's disappearance was informed by his "feeling" from his conversation with Salman, and that the King did not use the term. "We'll have a full report when Mike [Pompeo] comes back, that's going to be one of the first questions I ask him", he said in the Oval Office. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, speaking on Fox television. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
In Yemen, where the US-backed Saudi-led coalition is fighting Iran-backed Houthi Shiite rebel insurgency, the effort to blunt Tehran's increasing assertiveness would be hurt by any reduction in American help.
TRT World correspondent Caitlin McGee has details from outside the Saudi consul general's home in Istanbul. The search, however, did not happen overnight and reasons for that weren't immediately clear.
Hours before the search at the residence, a Saudi team arrived at the building, Anadolu said, adding police cordoned off the street in Istanbul's Levent district.
However, he said: "If a country engages in activity that is unlawful, it's unacceptable".
Khashoggi vanished on October 2 after going to the consulate to pick up a document he needed to marry.
But the global revulsion at the reported assassination and mutilation of a single newspaper columnist - Khashoggi, who wrote for The Washington Post - has already sullied that image far more than previous missteps by Mohammed bin Salman, from miring his country in a catastrophic war in Yemen to kidnapping the prime minister of Lebanon.
America's top military officer has met with Saudi Arabia's defense chief amid deteriorating relations between the two nations after the disappearance and apparent death of a Saudi journalist who lived in the U.S.
A suspect identified by Turkey in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, The New York Times reported Tuesday.