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House Dems Probe White House Handling of Flynn-Backed Saudi Nuclear Plan

House Dems Probe White House Handling of Flynn-Backed Saudi Nuclear Plan
Gen. Michael Flynn at a White House press briefing in 2017 (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:10 AM

A new congressional report says senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials.

The Democrat-led House oversight committee launched an investigation Tuesday into the claims.

The proposal was pushed by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired in early 2017.

The committee says whistleblowers within the Trump administration raised concerns about "abnormal acts" within the White House to support the proposal to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle Eastern kingdom.

The investigation comes as lawmakers from both parties have raised concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology is transferred without proper safeguards.

The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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