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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:43 PM

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid after mysterious delay


Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid after mysterious delay
The White House has yet to offer any explanation for the delay despite repeated queries from Congress.
Dec. 2, 2019, 3:31 PM EST
By Associated Press


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday and lawmakers were notified of the step on Monday, according to two congressional staffers and an administration official.

All three spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly to the matter.

The money had languished in limbo at the Office of Management and Budget since September although it had already won congressional approval and had overwhelming support from the Pentagon, State Department and National Security Council. The White House has yet to offer any explanation for the delay despite repeated queries from Congress.

Lawmakers such as Rep. Eliot Engel, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., had pressed the administration since October to either release the funds or explain why it was being withheld. The State Department had notified Congress on Sept. 5 that the money would be spent.

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babylonsister Dec 2 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2 #1
mopinko Dec 2 #2
MFGsunny Dec 2 #3
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:46 PM

1. Again? What kind of shakedown was Trump trying to run on Lebanon?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:46 PM

2. fire up the subpoena cannon.

what does putin want in lebanon?

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:53 PM

3. This question is becoming totally sine qua non each and every day given MF45 takes ....

MF45 takes that "all roads lead to Putin" waaaaaaaay NOT serious, BUT Madame Speaker KNOWS it.


He's just looking for a place to happen, daily if not hourly.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:55 PM

4. Old Bibi does not have

the control he once had. And Congress Mandated these funds which btw would be a topic in the upcoming Impeachment Hearings.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:01 PM

5. Can't Lebanon create at least a little dirt on Biden?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:05 PM

6. waiting for the cash to land in trump's offshore account

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:11 PM

7. In the words of Adam Schiff,

“BECAUSE THEY GOT CAUGHT!”

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:20 PM

8. So the bribe went through without a hitch

Not even

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:10 PM

9. The spoiled rotten 6 year old so-called President says:

"I'll show all of you who has the power 'cause I'm the President!"

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