Trump: US requested audio, video on missing journalist

By Michael Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AA) – The U.S. has requested audio and video evidence concerning Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance "if it exists," U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday.

“We have asked for it. If it exists we have asked for it,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

Khashoggi has not been since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 as fears have mounted he was killed in the diplomatic facility.

Trump continued to stand by Saudi Arabia but said he is "not giving cover at all" to Riyadh, whom he repeatedly called a close U.S. ally.