During a Thursday evening panel discussion on MSNBC’s ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,’ intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance highlighted a stark reality, Raw Story reports.
The discussion “focused on the latest developments in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, suspected of being murdered and dismembered with a bone saw inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey.
“[Nance] revealed how quickly President Donald Trump would have been alerted if the reporting on U.S. intelligence’s knowledge of the plot is true.
“‘The chain of information that we’ve seen reported from The Post about the U.S. intelligence knowing — having information about the Saudi’s participation in this or issuing orders on this — we have a system setup so that the President of the United States is informed of [important developments] like that within five minutes,’ Nance explained.”
“‘Which means the president would have had to have known about the outlines of this plot and the murder almost instantaneously,’ he said.”