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Fri May 24, 2019, 04:58 PM

Senators Say the Trump Administration Will Use an 'Emergency Declaration' to Sell Arms to Saudi Arab

Source: Time

Senators Say the Trump Administration Will Use an 'Emergency Declaration' to Sell Arms to Saudi Arabia
BY MATTHEW LEE AND SUSANNAH GEORGE / AP 3:00 PM EDT

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday that it is invoking a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, two Democratic senators said.

The administration is issuing an emergency declaration that will allow it to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others despite congressional objections, according to Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. Menendez said the administration did not cite a specific legal or practical reason for using the provision in the Arms Export Control Act, other than to cite threats from Iran.

“I am disappointed, but not surprised, that the Trump administration has failed once again to prioritize our long term national security interests or stand up for human rights, and instead is granting favors to authoritarian countries like Saudi Arabia,” Menendez said in a statement.

“President Trump is only using this loophole because he knows Congress would disapprove of this sale,” Murphy said in a statement. “There is no new ’emergency’ reason to sell bombs to the Saudis.”

Read more: http://time.com/5595756/emergency-declaration-arms-sale-saudi-arabia/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 05:04 PM

2. Yet another fraud by Trump

There is no emergency. Everyone knows that. Defund that fuckhead and his ghoulish war profiteering.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Fri May 24, 2019, 05:07 PM

3. Yup, gut his secret service protection and travel funding so he cannot go to any of his resorts.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2019, 05:59 PM

7. Defund Barr's position too

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 05:11 PM

4. God this man is owned. Totally owned with dictator ambitions.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 05:12 PM

5. Emergency Grifting (R)

familiar territory for the KGOpee republicans

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 05:43 PM

6. So what are the members on the Senate Foreign Relations Cte. going to do? Send a strongly

worded letter?

Actually I believe that one of the courts was scheduled this week to hear arguments on Trump's use of an Emergency Declaration. There's just too many court cases to keep track of.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 06:51 PM

8. 15 of the 19 9/11/2001 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.

I could see where this administration would want to put more lethal armaments in the hands of that very country. Good choice!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:12 PM

9. America is being sold off for parts by the Trump Crime Family

Angry letters from Dems don't seem any more effective than our Twitter rage.
But we're not part of an equal branch of the government, who was given Constitutional powers to prevent and fight wanna-be Kings!

The Grand Bargin...
And in return, Saudi Arabia sends millions to Trump! Trump should NOT be allowed to do this! I thought the POTUS had to go through Congress to get things approved! Why don't they stop him?
Never forget: Remember Jamal Khashoggi,,,,Hey, remember those guys who attacked us with airplanes on 9/11? Let's sell them weapons!!

Trump is dismantling our government from the inside. He is giving aid to our enemies while trying to destroy our constitutional liberties. His AG is about to put us in international danger by outing our intel community. Politics aside, this crazy train has got to stop.

If Democrats are afraid to impeach him and would rather just try their luck in the 2020 election, they should just tell us that so they can cut the act. Just admit it so we can all stop expecting them to hold him accountable.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:39 PM

10. Trump, August 2015: I make $40 million, $50 million from Saudi Arabia. I like them a lot.

Another fake emergency

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211290698

Trump, August 2015: I make $40 million, $50 million from Saudi Arabia. I like them a lot.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:10 AM

11. tRump's cut

Is this going to pay his mounting legal fees?

What's the record for a prez making "emergency declarations"? He's trying to beat it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:54 AM

12. Damn it! Are "loopholes" a condition of writing a law?

It appears that there is a loophole for every law that’s written.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:27 AM

13. "I'm shocked and offended," says a random Democratic Senator / House Rep, "but will do nothing about

it. That would require effort and might be offensive. Instead, I’ll go on Anderson Cooper and circlejerk with another Liberal guest over how bad Trump is while the Republic goes up in flames. Oh well - at least I tried!”

*Sigh...

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #13)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:28 AM

14. Which "Democratic Senator/House rep" are you referring to doing a "circlejerk" w/ Anderson Cooper?

If your accusations are based in fact, then you won't have any problem with a link to one of the said 'circlejerks.'

If they're indeed ficticious, which it appears they are, then you might want to simply admit that you are very angry at the world right now, and want to scapegoat Democratic leaders here because this is a Democratic discussion board.

And you might also want to apologize and take a break.

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