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Tue May 15, 2018, 06:33 PM

Lawmakers to Trump: We Want a Say in the North Korea Talks

Source: DAILYBEAST


An obscure congressional group is tasked with observing high-stakes nuclear negotiations. Some in Congress now want to revive it.

05.15.18 4:25 AM ET

An effort is underway on Capitol Hill to give top lawmakers a larger role in President Donald Trump’s endeavor to negotiate a nuclear deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, The Daily Beast has learned.

The push, which is designed to grant Congress the role of an “observer” in the high-stakes talks, involves resurrecting the responsibilities of an obscure and little-known congressional body known as the Senate Arms Control Observer Group.


Today, that body operates as the National Security Working Group (NSWG), a bloc of 20 senators co-chaired by Sens. Jim Risch (R-ID) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Lawmakers want to use the NSWG as a vehicle for direct congressional involvement in the nuclear talks between President Donald Trump and the North Korean dictator.

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The NSWG’s internal machinations remain largely secretive. .....................................

But the group’s official charter notes that senators are authorized to “act as official observers on the United States delegation to any negotiations to which the United States is a party regarding the reduction, limitation, or control” of weapons of mass destruction. And because of that authority, at least one top senator is now making the case that the NSWG would be an ideal conduit for congressional involvement in the North Korea talks..............................................

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/lawmakers-to-trump-we-want-a-say-in-the-north-korea-talks?ref=wrap



This pic is sickening. But back to the article--would be wonderful for Congress to weigh in.


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riversedge May 2018 OP
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keithbvadu2 May 2018 #2
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:41 PM

1. Trump needs Kim just like Bush.IDIOT needed Bin Laden.....

You have to have that bogey man in the back ground to be able to spend BILLIONS of tax payer CASH and funnel it to your biggest donors.

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Tue May 15, 2018, 06:50 PM

2. "now want to revive it" - They didn't care before?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:43 PM

3. Well correlation is not causation, but funny how when some measure of Congressional ...

... oversight is even possibly brought to bear (especially if it includes Sen. Feinstein) , the negotiations suddenly go south.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:51 PM

4. Oh, Thumper won't like that one little bit, no matter what he says. He doesn't share power.

He doesn't take advice, either.

Methinks that Congress fears, finally, what Thumper may get us into.

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