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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:21 pm 
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Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia

Feb 19, 2019 | Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after 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 states:

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“The whistleblowers who came forward have expressed significant concerns about the potential procedural and legal violations connected with rushing through a plan to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. They have warned of conflicts of interest among top White House advisers that could implicate federal criminal statutes. They have also warned about a working environment inside the White House marked by chaos, dysfunction, and backbiting. And they have warned about political appointees ignoring directives from top ethics advisors at the White House who repeatedly and unsuccessfully ordered senior Trump Administration officials to halt their efforts.”


The report warns that that White House efforts to transfer sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia may be accelerating after meetings last week at the White House and ahead of a planned visit to Saudi Arabia by the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner:

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“The Committee’s investigation is particularly critical because the Administration’s efforts to transfer sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia appear to be ongoing. On February 12, 2019, the President met with nuclear power developers at the White House about sharing nuclear technology with countries in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia. In addition, next week Mr. Kushner will be embarking on a tour of Middle Eastern capitals—including Riyadh—to discuss the economic portion of the Administration’s Middle East peace plan.”


The report highlights concerning events involving Saudi Arabia, including the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, which was met with equivocation by President Trump and other top Administration officials, and the refusal by the White House to submit a report on Mr. Khashoggi’s killing that was requested on a bipartisan basis by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

The report indicates that there is now serious, bipartisan concern with the Trump Administration’s efforts to transfer sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. For example, on October 31, 2018, Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Todd Young, Cory Gardner, Rand Paul, and Dean Heller sent a letter to President Trump urging him to “suspend talks related to a potential civil nuclear cooperation agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia” due to “serious concerns about the transparency, accountability, and judgment of current decisionmakers in Saudi Arabia.”

The report describes new documents and communications between White House officials, including former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, former Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland, and former NSC Senior Director for Middle East and North African Affairs Derek Harvey, as well as with Thomas Barrack, President Trump’s personal friend of several decades and the Chairman of his Inaugural Committee, and Rick Gates, President Trump’s former Deputy Campaign Manager and Deputy Chairman of the Inaugural Committee who has now pleaded guilty to financial fraud and lying to investigators.

Today, Cummings also sent letters to multiple entities involved with promoting this plan, including the White House; the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury; the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Central Intelligence Agency; Flynn Intel Group; IP3; ACU Strategies; Colony NorthStar; and Mr. Barrack.

Click here to read the interim staff report.

Click here to read the documents released with the report.

Click here to read the letter to the White House.

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 Post subject: Re: The Saudi Bomb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:24 pm 
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In b4 "fake news" and false Democrat equivalency examples.

But still

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 Post subject: Re: The Saudi Bomb
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If true, quite possibly the dumbest thing any Murrican government has ever done in the history of Murrican governments.


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 Post subject: Re: The Saudi Bomb
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"If true..."

To clarify:

This article isn't from one of my Tinfoil-Hat sites...

It's actually a press release from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Nothing contained within it *CAN* be bullshit, or it couldn't go to publication.

Just sayin'.

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 Post subject: Re: The Saudi Bomb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:46 pm 
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What gets me is how U.S. presidents consistently fall for this two-faced shit. Instead, Iran is the “evil” one because they aren’t clever enough to be two-faced.

The next 9/11 will truly be a sight to behold.


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 Post subject: Re: The Saudi Bomb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Holyman wrote:
"If true..."

To clarify:

This article isn't from one of my Tinfoil-Hat sites...

It's actually a press release from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Nothing contained within it *CAN* be bullshit, or it couldn't go to publication.

Just sayin'.

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It's a partisan Democrat House run committee. The same partisans who have been accusing Trump of secretly being an ally of Putin and screeching to every news reporter that Trump needs to be impeached for treason.

So yes - it *CAN* be bullshit and still go to publication.

Again, not saying the Saudi reporting is untrue - but I would take it with a grain of salt right now.

Anyone paying a lick of attention to the ME over the last 2 years knows that Trump (and Jared) have been trying to get Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations (along with even Israel) to form a block against Iran, Syria and Russia who have been busy using chemical weapons on civilian centers and causing the biggest refugee crisis since WWII.


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 Post subject: Re: The Saudi Bomb
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:05 am 
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It would be completely insane to provide The Saudis nuclear bomb making technological, assuming they even have aspirations to own one....is there any evidence of that?

Plus they have enough money and the ability to hire foreign know how they could probably develop the tech themselves, the Isralies and South Africans did without nearly the resources. (Now I don’t know how much useful a Uranium they could acquire on the sly, but given improved technology and knowledge and the funds they still command its within the realms of possibility :-? )

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 Post subject: Re: The Saudi Bomb
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:37 am 
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Foota wrote:
Holyman wrote:
Nothing contained within it *CAN* be bullshit, or it couldn't go to publication.


It's a partisan Democrat House run committee. The same partisans who have been accusing Trump of secretly being an ally of Putin and screeching to every news reporter that Trump needs to be impeached for treason.

So yes - it *CAN* be bullshit and still go to publication.


No. No it can’t.

The House Oversight Committee is a Bipartisan Committee, with chairmanship under the ranking member of whichever party holds the majority in the House.

It is the main investigative committee in the House, and has the authority to investigate subjects within its legislative jurisdiction.

Whichever Party holds the Chairmanship of the Oversight Committee can decide what is investigated and when.

According to the report itself, staffers at the White House, Pentagon and elsewhere have been trying to get an Oversight Investigation going since early 2017.

But that investigation could never commence whilst the GOP held the majority in the House.

Now that the DNC controls the Oversight Committee agenda, the Committee will now investigate claims that the Trump Administration could be (deliberately or inadvertently) providing Saudi Arabia with the support and assistance it requires to build a nuclear weapon.

Maybe those claims are baseless.

Maybe the Trump Administration isn’t so irresponsible that it would risk allowing the nation that is the fountainhead of all Sunni Islamist radicalism and violence, to acquire nuclear weapons.

And if that is the case, the Oversight Committee will find it to be the case.

If it isn’t the case: the Oversight Committee will also hopefully establish that too.

What element of the above would you describe as “bullshit” Foota?

Foota wrote:
Anyone paying a lick of attention to the ME over the last 2 years knows that Trump (and Jared) have been trying to get Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations (along with even Israel) to form a block against Iran, Syria and Russia who have been busy using chemical weapons on civilian centers and causing the biggest refugee crisis since WWII.


But that’s just plain wrong Foota.

Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations (well, the UAE leastways) formed a block against Iran as soon as the Shia Revolution took place in 1979.

Iraq took point for the first 8 years, under the guidance and with the support of the U.S., naturally.

The 1990’s was the “Forgotten Decade”.

That is: the Decade we all forgot just how terrible and appalling the Iranians are, because the Cold War was over, the Soviet Union had collapsed, and all the carnage was taking place in the Balkans.

Then, in 2001, some of those forgotten Sunni allies, kicked off a decade-and-a-half of Sunni Terrorism.

And that was tricky…

Because the United States has been dependent on Saudi co-operation since 1971.

And even though it was fully understood that the financing and ideology behind the Muslamic Rape-Gangs was *ALL* coming from Saudi Arabia (and the UAE…)… We were supposed to ignore that.

Those Rape-Gangs were let loose in Syria (2011), because the U.S. wanted to topple Assad. And then they went off the reservation and set-up operations in Iraq as well (2014).

And for all of the Yazidis, Christians, Kurds and other demographics that suffered at the hands of ISIS, no group suffered more greatly than the Shia Muslim populations of Syria and Iraq.

The U.S. was never going to “crush ISIS”, until the objective of ousting Assad had been achieved.

So Syria asked Russia and Iran to do it (2015), and together, they did.

And now we have to go back to hating Shia Iran.

Israel and Saudi Arabia have hooked-up like the Lannisters and the Tyrells (and that won’t end well…) out of mutual hostility towards Iran. And they are only hostile towards Iran because it is a regional rival.

Israel attacks whatever other nations it feels like attacking, whenever it feels like attacking them.

And Saudi Arabia is following suit. Wanting to enjoy the same kind of diplomatic and moral freedoms that alliance with the U.S. grants Israel. They threaten and dominate their neighbours. All the time.

Why is the U.S. siding with them against Iran?

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