On Friday, September 11, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on the U.S.-Saudi security and intelligence relationship. The committee will hear from Dr. Agnes Callamard, special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the United Nations, as well as Mr. Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Intelligence Project at Brookings and Mr. Ali Soufan of the Soufan Center.
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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.