The Saudi Arabian government will say ‘Mr Khashoggi died in an interrogation’ which was intended to end with his abduction from Turkey, CNN reported.
The admission will come in a leaked report which is attributed to two anonymous sources, the US news network said in its report on Monday.
One of the sources said the report “could change” and is “still being prepared”
The other source told the news channel it was unlikely the operation was concluded & carried out without government clearance.
Donald Trump told reporters he was aware of the report but did not know if it was correct. He said the US is working with Saudi Arabia and Turkey to figure out what happened.
It comes after it was reported by a Turkish newspaper that Mr Khashoggi may have recorded his own interrogation, torture and killing on his Apple watch.
The developments also emerged after Saudi Arabia poo-pood accusations Mr Khashoggi was murdered by a hit squad inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul as “lies”.