#Jen Psaki

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Psaki has made it clear that the US would be holding Saudi Arabia accountable
  • Biden will make an announcement on Monday to elaborate on the earlier one
  • US trying not to jeopardize its military interests in the country

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Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist. (Photo Credit; AFP Photo)

  • The intelligence on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is expected to implicate the Saudi Crown Prince
  • The report's release is a sharp departure from the policies of former president Donald Trump
  • Prince Mohammed has said he accepts Saudi Arabia's overall responsibility

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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a team of operatives linked to the crown prince on October 2, 2018. (Photo credit: April Brady/Project on Middle East Democracy)

  • The intelligence report will be released after Biden's first telephonic conversation with Saudi King Salman
  • The release of the report would represent the shift in US policy towards Riyadh under President Biden
  • White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed Khashoggi report was being readied for release

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. (AFP Photo)

  • Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden was also "soon" due to speak with Saudi Arabia's King Salman
  • Psaki did not confirm a report that the unclassified intelligence report would be published on Thursday
  • The CIA has directly linked Saudi Arabia's de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder

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Joe Biden to go to Houston on Friday. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Biden and his wife, Jill will meet with local leaders in Texas to discuss relief and recovery efforts
  • Millions of Texans lost power and suffered water shortages after the state was gripped by a spell of unusually cold weather
  • Biden issued a major-disaster declaration for much of the state on Saturday

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Joe Biden has made COVID-19 his priority. (Photo Credit: Facebook Screengrab/The White House)

  • Biden ordered flags on federal government buildings to be flown at half mast for five days
  • The president was scheduled to address the nation from the White House before attending a candle-lighting ceremony
  • Biden has made the pandemic his top priority

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Texas as well as other states suffered awful weather conditions over the last week
  • The conditions delayed Biden administrations COVID-19 vaccine drive
  • However, the Biden administration has delivered about 2 million of the targeted 6 million doses 

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Joe Biden does not favour $50,000 in student loan relief without limitation, the White House said.(Photo credit: AFP)

  • White House on Thursday said Biden believes relief above $10,000 should be targetted based on the borrower’s income
  •  Democrat Chuck Schumer has asked Biden to cancel $50,000 in federal student loan debt
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has also asked Biden to do the same

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is thought to be the de facto leader of the country.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • "The president's counterpart is King Salman," Jen Psaki said
  • Biden has pointedly kept Israeli and Saudi leaders waiting by the phone
  • Psaki once again made clear the Biden administration's lack of a rush in getting hold of Israeli PM

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • No imminent foreign trips for Biden are expected either
  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked speculation that an in-person summit was being planned for February
  • Psaki said only a video link was planned