This is pure political whitewash agreed upon by Turkey under pressure from Saudi Arabia and Washington to cover up the facts already leaked - that Khashoggi was first beaten, then injected with drug(s) presumably to prolong his life and maximize his awareness while he was dissected alive, beginning with his fingers, by the Saudi chief coroner who listened to music and encouraged the other assassins to do the same because he found it best when doing "this kind of work," expressly revealing he had done this "job" many times before, causing Khashoggi to suffer an eternal seven minutes of unimaginable agony before dying from the final beheading.
The pathetic "immediate strangulation" story was hatched after a two-day visit by the Saudi chief prosecutor to the Turkish chief prosecutor with the cooperation of the White House (and likely Israel) determined that at all costs the reality of the bestial horror visited on Khashoggi must be denied. How odd that all news outlets are suddenly and unquestioningly running with it.
Mohammed bin Salman is a sadistic bloodthirsty psychopath of the first order, a cruel and vicious monster run amok and unchained protected, as he no doubt believes, by his drunken power and wealth as evidenced by Trump and Tillerson dancing a foolish jig to their barbaric and demonic tyranny and Jared Kushner delivering top-secret intelligence on his adversaries, licensing him to imprison his own family and torture one of them to death while robbing the others blind.
And because MBS is paying $100 million in direct bribes, Pompeo can't stop grinning and laughing and glad-handing Master Bone Saw; Mnuchin the carp-mouth can't stop himself from flying halfway around the world to fawn at his feet while Gina Haspel visits Turkey to hear the torture tapes and watch the torture videos so she can plan the cover-up properly after recovering from her multiple orgasms.
How sad and telling that it takes a blood-drenched warrior nick-named Mad Dog to finally blow the whistle on this carnival of mass murder.