On July 29, the House Oversight and Reform Committee released a report on the influence wielded by private individuals with connections to President Trump over the administration’s push to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, which it pursued without a bilateral agreement under Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act. This report builds on the committee’s report of February 19, 2019, and is based on documents the committee obtained from several outside companies.
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The special rapporteur calls for sanctions against 15 people, including the crown prince.
The relationship—which includes arms sales, military assistance and training, intelligence sharing, and direct operational support—has been a long-standing source of disagreement between Congress and the White House.
President Trump’s veto likely means that the Yemen resolution will never become law. But it also sheds light on the next stage in the fight over U.S. involvement in Yemen.
A recent joint resolution passed in the House may signal a renewal of the heated congressional debate on Yemen.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has released an interim report on an alleged effort by the Trump administration to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, centrally involving former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and President Trump's associate Thomas Barrack. The report is available here and below.
Notes for navigating the rumors about the disappeared Saudi journalist and commentator.
Turkey is not doing everything it can to investigate Khashoggi’s disappearance. The reason why has everything to do with the United States.
The public interest will be served by releasing intelligence information on what happened to the missing Saudi journalist.
If Saudi Arabia wants to better confront Iran, the kingdom should ease off its distracting feud with its neighbor, Qatar.