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Bob Menendez: Trump administration seeking to strike arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Added 05-27-20 06:22:03pm EST - “The ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday claimed that the State Department is attempting to strike another multi-million dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Sen. Bob Menendez: Trump administration seeking to strike arms deal with Saudi Arabia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday claimed that the State Department is attempting to strike another multi-million dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

The development comes in the wake of the May 15 firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, who was allegedly conducting a review of Mr. Trump’s emergency declaration to push a controversial weapons deal with Saudi Arabia last year — which Democrats have suggested could be linked to the sudden ouster.

“The administration is currently trying to sell thousands more precision-guided bombs to the President’s ‘friend,’ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” Sen. Bob Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, wrote in a CNN op-ed Wednesday.

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“The American people have the right to know that while the Trump administration cannot seem to be bothered to build a political coalition to combat the biggest pandemic in a century, they recently managed to find a way to double down on President Donald Trump’s repulsive embrace of Saudi Arabia’s murderous regime,” he wrote.

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