See, this is what happens when a pr*sident is more worried about his own pocketbook than the safety and security of the country. We don’t need a border wall. We need to throw Donald Trump in a closet and leave him there until 2021.
Several current and former Trump administration appointees promoted sales 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.
Yes, Saudi Arabia is kinda-sorta our ally, but they’re not exactly an exemplar of human rights. But Donald Trump sure loves him some dictators. God knows what he’ll give up to Kim Jong Un.
The new revelations are from a report released by Elijah Cummings, chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Yet 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.
Trump is a big weirdo when it comes to nuclear power and nuclear weapons. He thinks they’re a huge issue, and super powerful, and we have to rip up a perfectly functional agreement with Iran to prevent that country from developing them (even though his actions clearly make Iran far more dangerous), but he doesn’t mind more nuclear proliferation because, well, Cadet Bone Spurs has a really good feeling about Prince Bone Saws.
Oh, and also this:
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 adviser. Brookfield Asset Management took a 99-year lease on the family’s deeply indebted New York City property at 666 Fifth Avenue.
And, of course, the Trump administration wasn’t supposed to be doing this. At all:
“Multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the Atomic Energy Act and without review by Congress as required by law — efforts that may be ongoing to this day,” the report says.
Hmm, another giant scandal. Must be Tuesday.
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