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House Republicans are pushing back against a new, Democratic-led probe into an alleged plot by White house officials to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia, saying it amounts to a defamatory “conspiracy theory” and warning of consequences.
Democrats on the house Oversight Committee, the investigation opened on Tuesday amid claims that several unnamed Whistleblower, who said, to build a witness of “abnormal acts” in the White house over a proposal, dozens of nuclear reactors in the middle Eastern Kingdom.
According to an interim congressional report citing informants within the trump administration, the nuclear effort was made by the former national security adviser to Michael Flynn, who fired at the beginning of 2017 was driven for lying to the Vice President, Mike Pence, and FBI agents. Derek Harvey, a National security Council official brought Flynn, allegedly continued to work on the proposal.
Now, congressional Republican officials warn that the Democrats, including Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Chairman of the House oversight panel was able to refer to the face of ethics.
“The attack on Mr. Harvey floated a ridiculous conspiracy theory by the media, partisans, and now, shamefully, championed by Democrats in Congress,” House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence communications director Jack Langer told Fox News. “Members of the Congress, reported to defame employees for political purposes to the ethics Commission.”
Michael Flynn, a 2017-news-briefing in the White house. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Lawmakers from both parties have raised concerns that Saudi Arabia could transfer the development of nuclear weapons, if the US technology, without sufficient guarantees.
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The congressional report comes as a trump, has the Saudi Kingdom, a focus of its foreign policy in the Middle East. This, as he tries to further isolation of Iran, the backing of rebels against Saudi Arabia in a deadly proxy war in Yemen. In the process, Trump’s criticism of the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudis’ role in the war in Yemen brushed off.
At the same time, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the development of a middle East peace plan that could also Arabia is an economic proposals for Saudi -.
The White house did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Congress report.
Citing the whistleblower accounts, E-Mail messages and other documents, the Committee’s report details how the National Security Council (NSC) – and ethics-officials allegedly warned against the actions of Flynn and a senior aide, could be in conflict with Federal conflict-of-interest law, and laws on the transfer of nuclear technology to foreign powers.
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Flynn is in anticipation of the judgment for lying to the FBI in the ongoing trial of the Russian interference in the elections of 2016.
A status conference is set in his case for the Mar. 13.
On Tuesday, Flynn the a person in the vicinity of ‘ s-legal Department of The Associated Press, Special Counsel Robert Miller said the team has reviewed the concerns of the Congress report, and that no charges have been filed. The person on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to publicly discuss the ongoing investigation of language.
Congressional investigators are also exploring the role of Tom Barrack, a proponent of nuclear energy proposal, the Trump’s presidential inaugural committee, which is under separate investigation by the Federal Prosecutor from New York delivery. Rick Gates, a former barracks, the staff is in Miller’s study involved was in support of the nuclear energy proposal.
A spokesman for the barracks, said in a statement that he has the cooperation with the probe.
“Mr. Barrack’s commitment in investment and business development throughout the Middle East for the purpose are better on the Middle East and U.S. objectives, as well as his more than four decades of relationships in the region as a whole respected said,” the statement that the barracks never a member of the trump administration.
To condemn Pakistani protesters rally, a visit by Saudi Arabia’s crown Prince to Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Pakistan said on Wednesday that the crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in Islamabad expected this week on an official visit, the signing of agreements for the billion-Dollar investment in Pakistan. (AP Photo/K. M. Chaudary)
Harvey did not immediately return a request for comment.
According to the Congress report, the informant came to the Committee, because they had concerns “about the efforts to rush in the White house, the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in a possible violation of the atomic energy act, and without review by the Congress, as required by law — efforts that can continually until this day.”
A 2017-article from the non-Profit news outlet ProPublica detailed some of the concerns in the National Security Council over the nuclear proposal — known as the “Marshall Plan for the Middle East” — is in favour of a company called IP3 International.
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IP3 is managed by a group of retired U.S. military and national security officials, including retired Rear permitted Michael Hewitt, retired Army gen Jack Keane and former Reagan national security adviser Bud McFarlane.
IP3 and other supporters of nuclear energy in the Middle East argue that the United States must be included, because otherwise it will lose to Russia, China and others billions of dollars in the economy. They also say that the American participation and the limits for nuclear are the fuels that come with it— is essential to the tribe of an arms race in the region.
“The only way to concerns about the development of mass destruction weapons for the United States to participate in the introduction and the safe operation of international nuclear power plants,” the company said in a statement Tuesday. He also said that it “will be happy to share what we know”, with the Committee.
Up to the month before the Trump administration, Flynn, listed on public documents as a consultant to an iteration of the Hewitt firm commitment to the nuclear power proposal.
In the last year, IP3 of The Washington Post said that Flynn was offered a role in society, but never officially came on Board. On Tuesday, the company Flynn said “was never a consultant of IP3 or his ner, he had no share in the company and was never any compensation or reimbursement of expenses by IP3.”
FILE – In this file photo from Nov. 2, 2006, the cooling towers of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant reflect in the Susquehanna river in this time exposure photograph in Middletown, Pa. Forty years after Three Mile Island, has become synonymous with America’s worst commercial nuclear accident, the views of the rescue of nuclear power plants stirring debate at the highest levels of Pennsylvania and the Federal government. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
Still, according to the report, Flynn served as a conduit for the IP3 in the White house.
Only a few days after Trump’s inauguration, the company sent Flynn a draft memo for the President, the signature is called the barracks, as a “special representative” responsible for the implementation of the nuclear power proposal, and called the Director of the CIA and the state to give secretaries of energy, Finance and defense to support him. The report also quotes former Deputy National security adviser-K. T. McFarland, as to say Trump personally told barrack that he could lead the implementation of the plan.
The report also catalogues the actions of Harvey, the familiar Flynn, who commissioned was the NSC’s Middle East and North African affairs.
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According to the report, upon entering the White house in January 2017, Harvey saw it as his task to adopt is always the trump card, the nuclear proposal, despite the objections of ethics and national security officials.
Even if H. R. McMaster, who replaced Flynn as national security Advisor and NSC lawyer John Eisenberg indicated that the work on the proposal because it doubts as to its legality, Harvey continued the persecution of the proposal, according to the report.
Harvey was fired from the NSC in July 2017. He then joined the staff of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, California, has a trump card, the allies, and the former hairman of the House intelligence committee.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and The Associated Press contributed to this report.