Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Paul ranted about being denied a briefing with Haspel the latest developments in the investigation of Jamal Khashoggi's death. President Donald Trump has equivocated over who is to blame.
US intelligence officials have concluded that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, must have at least known of the plot, but President Donald Trump has equivocated over who was to blame.
"Let me just put it this way. A guilty verdict", Corker said.
"You have to be willfully blind not to come to the conclusion that this was orchestrated and organized by people under the command of MbS and that he was intricately involved in the demise of Mr. Khashoggi", Graham said, referring to the crown prince by his initials. "It is there to be figured out".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis led the earlier briefing and tried to dissuade senators from punishing Saudi Arabia with a resolution to curtail USA backing for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
"The CIA director's coming to Capitol Hill today, and I'm still being excluded from hearing or seeing the evidence of the crown prince's involvement", Paul said.
Sen. Bob Corker says a jury would find the Saudi crown prince 'in about 30 minutes.'
"I have not seen that intelligence, nor have I even seen the conclusions", he said.
USA media reports say the Central Intelligence Agency has evidence he exchanged messages with Saud al-Qahtani, who allegedly oversaw the murder.
Graham and Paul, who frequently find themselves at odds, are also aligned this time in wanting the Senate to adopt a resolution tying the Saudi prince with Khashoggi's killing. Senators have moved to punish Saudi Arabia by advancing legislation to curtail US backing for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
The Trump administration has so far pledged to remain a steadfast supporter of the Saudi government, including MBS, the country's de facto leader, despite the murder of Khashoggi.
"No response is certainly not appropriate", McConnell said at a Wall Street Journal event.