They raised it because the Intelligence Community was going to release their confidential report. I don't know what equation the administration used to determine this conclusion, but it is one of the worst possible for a new admin.
The report pretty much disgusted me. We already knew that the Crown Prince okayed the killing, the report merely confirms that. Declaring that the US won't penalize the Crown Prince is a Biden act of cowardice. No one should be above the law in outright premeditated murder.