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Top Trump appointees promoted selling nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia over objections from national security officials, House Democratic report says


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Several current and former Trump administration appointees promoted the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia despite repeated objections from members of the National Security Council and other senior White House officials, according to a new report from congressional Democrats.

The officials who objected included White House lawyers and H.R. McMaster, then the chief of the National Security Council, according to the report, which cited documents obtained by the committee and accounts of unnamed whistleblowers. The officials called for a halt in the nuclear sales discussions in 2017, citing potential conflicts of interest, national security risks and legal hurdles.

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But the effort to promote nuclear sales persisted, led by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who served briefly as President Trump’s national security adviser, and more recently by Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The possible nuclear power sale was discussed in the Oval Office as recently as last week.

Details about these internal White House battles are contained in a 24-page report released Tuesday morning by House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.). It said the unnamed whistleblowers inside the White House came forward because they were distressed at the continued effort to sell the power plants.

Committee Republicans said Tuesday they were not included in the drafting of the detailed report and had not received a copy until Monday night. They said they had not had a chance to fully assess it.

"This is a delicate and nuanced issue that Chairman Cummings is approaching without bipartisan input and with far flung requests for information," Charli Huddleston, a spokeswoman for Republicans on the committee, said in a statement.
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The report includes a wide range of allegations and suggests the involvement of a long list of high-profile people in Trump’s orbit.

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday.

The report's release comes as Saudi-U.S. relations reach a particularly difficult moment. Following the death of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Congress has expressed reluctance to continue with a business-as-usual relationship with Riyadh.

The Trump White House has balked at endorsing intelligence reports suggesting that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the killing.

The Cummings report notes that one of the power plant manufacturers that could benefit from a nuclear deal, Westinghouse Electric, is a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, the company that provided financial relief to the family of Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser. Brookfield Asset Management took a 99-year lease on the family’s deeply indebted New York City property at 666 Fifth Avenue.
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Do you have any comment, or is this just another Democrat says Trump bad story?
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Do you have any comment, or is this just another Democrat says Trump bad story?
The OP (literally) begs the question : What do you think of this?
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The OP (literally) begs the question : What do you think of this?
And Jimbo's question to you was what do you think of it. In case you are unable to comprehend his question, he is asking you to post an intelligent comment about how you feel about the topic of the thread that you started. By asking this of you, he is giving more credit in your ability to participate in an actual discussion of the topic than most believe that you are capable of doing.
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And Jimbo's question to you was what do you think of it. In case you are unable to comprehend his question, he is asking you to post an intelligent comment about how you feel about the topic of the thread that you started. By asking this of you, he is giving more credit in your ability to participate in an actual discussion of the topic than most believe that you are capable of doing.
I think Trump must have gotten paid off in promised favors after he is out of office to make such a stupid attempt.
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Trump wants to SELL Saudi Arabia nuclear power and that's wrong...

Obama GIVES Iran nuclear power and that's just hunky dory...

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Trump wants to SELL Saudi Arabia nuclear power and that's wrong...

Obama GIVES Iran nuclear power and that's just hunky dory...

The left does not want anyone to be able to retaliate after Iran uses its nuclear weapons. That would be bad!

Iran using them....not so bad!
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The left does not want anyone to be able to retaliate after Iran uses its nuclear weapons. That would be bad!

Iran using them....not so bad!
There's always Israel.
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Trump wants to SELL Saudi Arabia nuclear power and that's wrong...

Obama GIVES Iran nuclear power and that's just hunky dory...

Iran has nuclear power. Saudi evidently did not. Trump wanted to escalate nuclear arms in the world by giving a mad king some nukes.
See?
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The left does not want anyone to be able to retaliate after Iran uses its nuclear weapons. That would be bad!

Iran using them....not so bad!
Iran was deescalating till Trump-O the bingo brained kid moved into the oval.
They would be a fool to now though Europe and China are still in the deal.
They arent going to attack SA SA has no reason for nukes. They have been passive w israel and in fact taken iran's side or stayed out of it---that might change with Cersi Lanister Prince the serial killer.
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