27: Middle East Marshall Plan - Corporate interests push to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia
This episode builds off of the previous show's reading of the February 2019 Interim Staff Report for the Committee on Oversight and Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. Months after the February report, the same House committee released a July 2019 document titled, "Corporate and Foreign Interests Behind White House Push to Transfer U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia."
After the February report, more than 60,000 pages of new documents were obtained by the committee revealing how "the Trump Administration has virtually obliterated the lines normally separating government policymaking from corporate and foreign interests," showing "the Administration's willingness to let private parties with close ties to the President wield outsized influence over U.S. policy towards Saudi Arabia," and questioning "whether the White House is willing to place the potential profits of the President’s friends above the national security of the American people."
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