White House 'tried to rush' sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, report says

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Congressional investigators are also probing the role of Tom Barrack, a proponent of the nuclear proposal who ran Mr Trump’s presidential inaugural committee.

A spokesman for Mr Barrack said in a statement that he will cooperate with the House probe.

According to the report, the whistleblowers came to the committee because they had concerns “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 and without review by Congress as required by law – efforts that may be ongoing to this day.”

The nuclear proposal is known as the “Marshall Plan for the Middle East”.

According to the report, H R McMaster, who replaced Flynn as national security adviser, directed that work stop on the proposal because of concerns about its legality, but it continued.



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