Trump Administration approved two transfers of nuclear technology after they murdered Jamal Khashoggi.

By |2019-06-06T05:52:15-08:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

So now we reward murderers.

Courtesy of ABC News:

The Trump administration approved two nuclear technology transfers to Saudi Arabia after the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Democratic lawmakers who reviewed documents related to the deals, which they oppose.

The news Tuesday is the latest outrage for Congress, which has grown increasingly frustrated with the Saudis and especially President Donald Trump’s defense of the kingdom after its war in Yemen and Khashoggi’s brutal slaying by Saudi agents inside its consulate in Istanbul.

In particular, lawmakers have expressed concern about Saudi Arabia’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and a lack of oversight on these agreements. But much of the ire also is focused on the Trump administration for moving ahead on high-level deals with the Saudis after a U.S. resident was murdered.

“The alarming realization that the Trump administration signed off on sharing our nuclear know-how with the Saudi regime after it brutally murdered an American resident adds to a disturbing pattern of behavior,” Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said in a statement that condemned “President Trump’s eagerness to give the Saudis anything they want, over bipartisan congressional objection.”

These authorizations, known as Part 810s, are required for U.S. companies to export nuclear technology or to help develop nuclear facilities or material in foreign countries. Under Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the Energy Department has approved seven such agreements, with the first inked in December 2017.

While they’re often open to public review, none of these seven have been. The administration said that’s at the request of the companies involved in order to protect trade secrets, but it’s unclear what trade secrets would be exposed by at least notifying Congress of deals’ existence and agreement dates.

More secret deals made under the cover of darkness with murderous regimes. 

Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Mohammed Bin Salman, are there no despots in the world that the Trump Administration is not willing to do business with?

Never mind, I think I know the answer.

Just so you know this news has resulted in a bi-partisan pushback from politicians in DC.

Courtesy of NBC News:

Senators from both sides of the aisle said Wednesday they planned to block U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab states in a bipartisan rebuke of President Donald Trump, saying they had to act to safeguard Congress’s right to review weapons deals.

The announcement from the bipartisan group of senators was the first response from Congress after the Trump administration bypassed lawmakers on May 24 to push through more than $8 billion worth of arms deals to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

Congress by law reviews all arms sales. But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared a national security “emergency” to push through the package without congressional approval, citing what he called an urgent threat posed by Iran.

The senators are introducing 22 separate joint resolutions of disapproval for each of the sales, setting up a possible confrontation with Trump that could play out in coming months. If the resolutions are adopted and Trump vetoes the measures, Congress would have to secure a two-thirds majority to override a presidential veto.

We wondered what it would take to get Republicans in Washington to push back against this president. I guess secret nuclear weapons deals with Saudi Arabia meets that criteria. 

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9 Comments

  1. aNOn June 6, 2019 at 7:23 am - Reply

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  3. anonymous June 6, 2019 at 8:20 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/06/opinion-trump-is-a-misfit-among-our-d-day-allies.html

    “At the risk of oversimplifying, Trump hates these organizations because Putin hates them. Putin hates them because they are an obstacle to the Soviet Union’s reincarnation.

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  4. Anonymous June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Putin still the puppeteer. Donald still the puppet.

    • Anon June 6, 2019 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      HAHA. I saw ol Pumpkin, I mean Putin in a meeting ceremony with China. Yeah. They don’t like him.
      Don’t expect China to adhere to Putin, they might make him shark bait if he tries to get creative.

  5. aNOn June 6, 2019 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/trumps-latest-assault-on-science-will-literally-kill-people/

    “UCSF chancellor Sam Hawgood called the ban “politically motivated, shortsighted and not based on sound science.”
    “The efforts by the administration to impede this work will undermine scientific discovery and the ability to find effective treatments for serious and life-threatening disease,” “Fetal tissue is used in important research aimed at discovering cures for illnesses that affect the lives of millions of Americans, including Alzheimer’s, spinal cord injury, eye disease, and HIV.”The 30-year partnership, which ended on Wednesday, helped design models to find a cure for HIV.”
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