Investigators were also still examining traffic records of every vehicle that went in and out of the Saudi Consulate on Oct.2, the day Khashoggi entered the consulate, the senior official said. His fiancée was waiting outside for several hours.
How did they explain it?
Were his remains to be found, traces of the drug may be found, asking new questions of Saudi Arabia's fist-fight narrative.
He says the death of Mr Khashoggi was a "horrible event" that has not gone "unnoticed".
The White House said it acknowledged the latest announcement and reasserted its call "for justice that is timely, transparent and in accordance with all due process".
"We will continue to closely follow the worldwide investigations into this tragic incident and advocate for justice that is timely, transparent and in accordance with all due process", she said.
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President Donald Trump said the United States, which is Saudi Arabia's biggest backer, could impose sanctions over the fapparent murder.
Asked by a reporter whether he thought Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death was credible, Mr. Trump said, "I do".
USA president Donald Trump said Friday he found Saudi Arabia's explanation about the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi credible and termed it an "important first step". "It is risky for Saudi Arabia, for the region". An argument between Khashoggi and men who met him inside the consulate on October 2 escalated into "a fistfight that led to his death", the prosecutor said.
Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "authoritarian rule" shortly before his death, in an interview published following confirmation he died at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate.
The primary probe results, which were made available to the Saudi foreign ministry, state that a suspect flew to Turkey to see Khashoggi after reported "indications" that the US-based journalist would return to his motherland.
"They require an exhaustive and diligent investigation to establish exactly who was responsible and ensure that those guilty of the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi answer for their actions", he added.
Schiff says that if Khashoggi was fighting inside the consulate, he was "fighting for his life with people sent to capture or kill him".
The Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has also become involved in the matter and issued a decree to investigate the incident.