Saudi Arabia

‘Emergency Was a Sham’: Top Democrat Says IG Report on Saudi Arms Deal ‘Deeply Damning’ for Pompeo

Rep. Eliot Engel, Democratic chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Tuesday that an inspector general report revealed the State Department’s claim last year of an “emergency” to sell billions of dollars in arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “was a sham” and accused the department of deploying “scare tactics to try to keep a …

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Ousted Inspector General Was Also Probing Possible Illegal Pompeo-Trump Effort to Force Through Saudi Arms Deal

The State Department inspector general who was fired by President Donald Trump on Friday was investigating the Trump administration’s use last year of emergency powers to flout congressional oversight and sell billions of dollars in arms to Saudi Arabia, House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Eliot Engel said Monday. I’ve learned there may be another …

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