Britain is a close ally and trade partner of Saudi Arabia.
"Would be nice to definitively rule out that the Saudis are paying the president massive bribes in exchange for tacit approval for murdering critics!"
Turkish media on Wednesday published the identities of 15 members of an alleged hit team sent to kill Khashoggi, including what was said to be a top Saudi a forensic official. The Post, citing anonymous USA officials familiar with the intelligence, said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered an operation to lure Jamal Khashoggi from his home in Virginia to Saudi Arabia and then detain him.
Trump told reporters he had talked with officials in Saudi Arabia "at the highest level" about Khashoggi's disappearance, but offered no indication on his whereabouts.
"We have seen conflicting reports on the safety and whereabouts of prominent Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi", Pompeo said in a statement. "I mean, you're affecting us".
The Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published images of what it referred to as the "assassination squad" apparently taken at passport control.
"I think that would be hurting us", Trump said. Saudi Arabia's de facto leader, Mohammed bin Salman, has done so many times.
Riyadh has dismissed the allegations as "baseless", saying Mr Khashoggi left the consulate alive shortly after he arrived.
The reports that have surfaced over the past days of what happened on that day indicate such an operation might have gone wrong, with Turkish officials saying Khashoggi was likely murdered inside the mission.
'I don't know how I can keep living if he was abducted or killed in Turkey, ' the 36-year-old wrote in the Washington Post, the paper Mr Khashoggi worked for.
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But on Wednesday, the State Department said the USA had no advance knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance.
Sanders said the administration is pushing for more information on the case, which has sparked outrage from human rights and journalist groups and which threatens to harm Saudi relations with Western allies.
Earlier Thursday on "Fox & Friends", President Trump said US investigators are working with Turkish authorities and the Saudis to find Khashoggi.
"This is a bad situation", Trump said, "we can not let this happen to reporters, to anybody".
In a tweet on Tuesday, Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East adviser to both Republican and Democratic administrations, said that "If Saudis were involved in Jamal's death or disappearance, that's obviously on them".
U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that Washington was working with Ankara and Riyadh on the investigation, though Turkish officials denied his claim that U.S. investigators were operating inside Turkey.
In this February 1, 2015, photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo then had a follow-up call with the crown prince to reiterate the USA request for information and a thorough, transparent investigation.
Turkish media have identified 15 Saudis, including some officials, who made a mysterious one-day trip from Riyadh to Istanbul the day Khashoggi vanished at the consulate.
Officials leave Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Oct. 7, 2018.
Connecticut's Democrat Senator Chris Murphy said it would be time for the USA to rethink its relationship with Saudi Arabia if it turned out Khashoggi was lured to his death by the Saudis.