FAST FIVE: House Oversight Whistleblowers Claim Trump Trying To Transfer US Nuke Technology To Saudi Arabia
The House Oversight committee now chaired by Democrat Elijah Cummings issued an interim staff report after several whistleblowers came forward “to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the Atomic Energy Act,” spearheaded by Jared Kushner, according to a press release by the House Oversight Committee.
The plan, which reportedly involved former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Kushner and Trump fundraiser Thomas Barrack, would see the development of “dozens of nuclear power plants” in a “Middle East Marshall Plan” through IP3 – a private US company which has “assembled a consortium of US companies to build nuclear plants in Saudi Arabia.” The whistleblowers allege that the efforts were made without review by Congress “as required by law,” and may be ongoing to this day. “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.
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.