HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Kushner called Lockheed C...

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:53 AM

Kushner called Lockheed CEO to get a better arms deal for Saudi Arabia

Source: The Hill

President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner personally called the CEO of Lockheed Martin during a meeting with a Saudi delegation earlier this month to ask her to cut the price of a missile defense system, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The call was part of Kushner's effort to secure a roughly $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia before Trump's scheduled trip to the kingdom on Friday.

During the meeting with the delegation, Kushner determined that cost could prohibit the Saudis from purchasing a THAAD missile defense system, which is designed to shoot down intermediate-range ballistic missiles.

So in an unorthodox move, Kushner phoned Marillyn Hewson, the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, which manufactures THAAD, and asked her if her company could lower the cost of the antimissile system. She reportedly told him she would look into it, according to the Times.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334179-kushner-called-lockheed-ceo-to-get-a-better-arms-deal-for-saudi

16 replies, 5345 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 16 replies Author Time Post
Reply Kushner called Lockheed CEO to get a better arms deal for Saudi Arabia (Original post)
TomCADem May 19 OP
TeamPooka May 19 #1
Jacquette May 19 #2
Duppers May 19 #12
NBachers May 19 #3
dawn frenzy adams May 19 #4
democratisphere May 19 #5
keithbvadu2 May 19 #6
JudyM May 20 #15
onetexan May 19 #7
tanyev May 19 #8
Bayard May 19 #11
rickford66 May 19 #9
Scruffy1 May 19 #10
GulfCoast66 May 19 #13
burrowowl May 20 #14
Tanuki May 20 #16

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:32 AM

1. What's the kickback on saving someone, let's say, $10 billion? Or even $3 Billion?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:51 AM

2. They're committing so many crimes

 

it will be impossible to prosecute them all. These grifters commit felonies in their sleep.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jacquette (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:13 PM

12. What he did wasn't illegal, only unorthodox.

But it will have an impact on Lockheed's profits. But much more importantly on their ability to intimidate and starve Yemen.

Trump may be helping to create a famine in Yemen. Congress could stop him.
By Mark Pocan
May 19 at 3:07 PM
www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/05/19/trump-may-be-helping-to-create-a-famine-in-yemen-congress-could-stop-him/?utm_term=.42a2d6ffb3ab

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:54 AM

3. "Fuck off, ya little pissant"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:17 AM

4. God help us.

?resize=807x807

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:37 AM

5. I didn't think Kushner had a mouth and was able to speak.

Last edited Fri May 19, 2017, 05:29 AM - Edit history (1)

drumpf and family want to come bearing gifts. This ain't no backroom Russian real estate deal.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:35 AM

6. Why doesn't he try to cut the cost for the American taxpayer who buys them for our own military?

Why doesn't he try to cut the cost for the American taxpayer who buys them for our own military?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #6)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:25 AM

15. Excellent point.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:52 AM

7. they need to investigate this l'il punk

he's a grifter like his wife & FIL. I'm sure the kickbacks are what's keeping them all afloat.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:57 AM

8. Since when does cost prohibit the Saudis from purchasing anything they want?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tanyev (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:53 PM

11. Exactly

Its not like the Saudi's are hurting for money. Sounds like they're just looking for an excuse not to buy what little Jared is pushing.

Besides, I'm sure Saudi Arabia already has plenty of high-up contacts at Lockheed. Back in the 80's, I had a friend who's job was to babysit their pilots in Atlanta while they trained on Lockheed jets. She has a BS in Arabic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:09 AM

9. The only way to cut the cost of a deal like this is

to force the employees to work more hours for less pay. Thanks Jughead.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:48 AM

10. Translation for "i'll think about" is "when hell freezes over".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:05 PM

13. Putting fundamentalist Muslims first...

The deplorables would be so proud.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 03:42 AM

14. WTF!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 09:12 AM

16. Republicans don't like the government "picking winners and losers"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread