'Let's go to Fox': State Department spokesman creatively grilled over diplomatic vacancies amid disappearance of Saudi journalist

State Department deputy spokesman Robert Palladino faced a grilling during a press briefing on Wednesday when he couldn’t answer whether the US has nominated ambassadors to both Saudi Arabia and Turkey — a question of serious concern following the recent disappearance of prominent Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Matt Lee, a diplomatic reporter for The Associated Press, first asked Palladino whether he could name the American ambassadors in Riyadh and

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