U.S. Relations With Saudi Arabia Put To The Test Following Khashoggi Report | MSNBC 1

U.S. Relations With Saudi Arabia Put To The Test Following Khashoggi Report | MSNBC

 

Saudi Arabia has condemned a newly released federal report blaming the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Khashoggi had been a vocal critic of the Saudi royal family. He was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018. President Biden is now under pressure to sanction the Crown Prince, as he tries to redefine America’s relationship with the Kingdom. NBC’s Joshua Johnson spoke with Former CIA Director John Brennan about the difficult road ahead for the allies.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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U.S. Relations With Saudi Arabia Put To The Test Following Khashoggi Report | MSNBC

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  1. “Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million,” Trump told a crowd at an Alabama rally on Aug. 21, 2015. “Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

    The 9/11hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, they also received funding from Saudi Arabia to plan their attack while they were here in America. But none of that mattered to Trump and Jared. His first trip abroad as President was to Saudi Arabia, so he could do the sword dance, and kiss the rings of his Saudi benefactors.

    It was revealed that Trump gave approval for companies to share certain nuclear energy technology with the kingdom without a broader nuclear deal in place.

    Congress was furious over Trump’s secret efforts to secure a nuclear energy deal with Saudi Arabia. Congress was rightfully furious when they discovered that the Saudis refused to accept limits preventing them from developing a nuclear weapon.

    House Democrats began investigating the administration’s nuclear talks with Saudi after the Oversight and Reform Committee announced it was launching a probe to “determine whether the actions being pursued by the Trump administration are in the national security interests of the United States or, rather, serve those who stand to gain financially as a result of this potential change in U.S. foreign policy.”

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry approved seven authorizations that let U.S. companies share certain nuclear energy technology with Saudi Arabia. 

    lawmakers were outraged when they found out they were not told about the approvals, saying the secrecy violated the Atomic Energy Act, which requires that Congress be kept “fully and currently informed” of 123 agreement negotiations.

    The Saudis have invested a lot of money into Trump’s criminal organization, and they expected a return on their investment. Protection being one of the things the Saudis expected in return, and they received that protection from Trump and Jared.

    In 1991, as Trump was teetering on bankruptcy yet AGAIN, and scrambling to raise cash, he sold his 282-foot Trump yacht “Princess” to Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal for $20 million.
    Four years later, the prince came to his rescue again, joining other investors in a $325 million deal for Trump’s money-losing Plaza Hotel….Which eventually went under anyway.

    In 2001, Trump sold the entire 45th floor of the Trump World Tower across from the UN for $12 million, the biggest purchase in that building to that point, according to the brokerage site Streeteasy. The buyer: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    After Trump took the oath of office, the Saudi government and Saudi lobbying groups became lucrative customers for Trump’s hotels.
    A public relations firm working for the kingdom spent nearly $270,000 on lodging at his Washington hotel through March of 2018, according to filings to the Justice Department. A spokesman for the firm told The Wall Street Journal that the Trump hotel payments came as part of a Saudi-backed lobbying campaign against a bill that allowed Americans to sue foreign governments for responsibility in the Sept. 11 attacks.

    Attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia cited the payments by the Saudi lobbying firm as an example of foreign gifts to Trump that violate the Constitution’s ban on such “emoluments” from foreign interests.

    1. CShield – tell me what I missed in the transcript since you’re such a scholarly and well educated individual…

    2. @Crimdor The same what? Biden released the intelligence report that credited MBS with the execution, the same report that Trump buried.

    3. The friend/foe relationship with S.A. has went on for decades. The world’s largest producer of oil has a complicated relationship with the world’s largest user that predates DJT. Listing examples of Saudi lobbying efforts or lavish spending is hardly news. Acting as if DJT is the sole beneficiary is an attempt to dupe the clueless who are already spoken for. If DJT was compromised, it sure doesn’t show by his outright assault on their sole source of income. No one has done more to wean us off of Saudi oil & therefore Saudi influence.

    4. @Vlad
      Yup Trump was definitely owned by the Saudi Royals. Name another president who personally profited from Saudi money like Trump? I won’t wait.

  2. Mister Bone Saw could do with a YouTube anti murderer cartoon and music fest on YouTube. Make the world aware of his actions and policies. He can’t everyone who watches.

  3. republicans: “But MbS said he didn’t do it, so we should all believe him.”
    Also republicans: “The election was stolen! We have no evidence but you should all believe us!”

    1. @Ken A – “stop repeat your state like a bot”
      So that’s pretty ironic.
      How about you try and post a link regarding the conversation? My links keep getting removed by the moderators.
      CNN, NBC, NPR, all of them have articles talking about how Khashoggi wasn’t discussed in the conversation Biden had.

    2. @Crimdor
      It’s that you’re saying ” Biden is lying about it.
      Otherwise Biden didn’t mentioned Kashoggi by name in their phonecall.
      Sanctions for about 76 people of the involvement in the murder but not the king or the prince.
      https://youtu.be/LIFe_wgj890
      Trump did nothing.
      Ps! I’m not either fond of Biden, but so far he’s doing well.
      (At least now US got a real president) my opinion

    3. @Tech ti Technology has rendered traditional media as a failed business model. Ads can no longer prop. it up. So it has become the propaganda arm of the DNC.

    4. @Ken A – “Biden Speaks With Saudi King; Unclear if Khashoggi Killing Was Discussed”
      thats the title of the ny times piece.

    1. We just jail journalists here in the US. Obama prosecuted more journalists than every president combined. We even jailed someone for making a YouTube movie about Islam since the Obama administration used him as a scapegoat for Benghazi.

    1. @Last Tarrasque – “Biden Speaks With Saudi King; Unclear if Khashoggi Killing Was Discussed”
      thats the title of the ny times piece.

    1. Huh? Trump was trying to get us out of the Middle East and drill oil here. Democrats are completely owned by the military industrial complex.

  4. “A federal judge gave the go-ahead for lawyers representing 9/11 victims to formally question more than a dozen Saudi officials under oath…”

  5. Immediately freeze any money or property he has here and put an international warrant out for his (and subordinates) arrest.

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