WH Busted For Attempting To Enrich Officials By Selling Nuke Plants To The Saudis: Intel Report
On Tuesday, a new report was released by House Democrats in the House Oversight Committee that claims that key Trump administration appointees overrode the objections of top national security officials and attorneys to promote the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia.
According to the report, per the Washington Post, the sales of nuclear plants to the Saudis could have directly benefited Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner.
The report, which was issued on Tuesday by House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), states that then national security adviser H.R. McMaster warned the White House against plans to sell nuclear power plants to the Saudis.
These national officials called for a halt to such sales in 2017 and cited “potential conflicts of interest, national security risks and legal hurdles.”
But that didn’t stop the Trump administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and other Trump appointees continued to push the sales of nuclear power to the Saudis, despite the warnings not to.
The report pointed fingers at one individual who would benefit the most from the deal – Jared Kushner. At the time, Kushner’s family was desperate to secure investment capital at a troubled property in Manhattan.
“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 Post writes. “Brookfield Asset Management took a 99-year lease on the family’s deeply indebted New York City property at 666 Fifth Avenue.”
Read the entire report HERE.