According to Bob Woodward's upcoming book, Trump was willing to overlook Jamal Khashoggi's murder as long as Saudi Arabia kept the money flowing.
Western intelligence agencies, including the C.I.A., have said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bears ultimate responsibility for the killing.
The government agents had been sentenced to death for an operation that cast a cloud of suspicion over Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi forces killed an activist protesting displacement for a futuristic megacity. The project's board features high-profile Americans who remain silent on the shooting.
At least two Saudi royal family members viewed as threats to Muhammed bin Salman's claim to his father's throne have been arrested.
The embassy demanded a probe into stories that Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos' cellphone and the CNN host wasn't having it.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly personally hacked into the phone of the Washington Post owner in 2018, according to media reports.
The slam follows Trump's boast on Fox News that Saudi Arabia is paying "$1 billion" to some "bank" to get U.S. soldiers.
The country said it would push for accountability “regardless of how high it goes” in the murder of the Saudi journalist.
Three others were sentenced to prison. All can appeal the verdicts.