*** I originally reported this as if the Hill made the report today, the report about the business is actually well over a year old. It is relevant today because it appears that the Saudis and UAE bombed a “Doctors Without Borders” facility on June 11, 2018, and the Trump administration did not condemn the action. The speculation is that the Trump administration will not, under any circumstances, condemn the Saudi Kingdom, sound familiar?
The Yemen War is spiraling out of control. The Saudi/UAE/U.S. coalition bombed a Doctors Without Borders cholera treatment facility earlier today.
Let me repeat that – the U.S helped bomb A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS CHOLERA TREATMENT FACILITY.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 11, 2018
Forever, it was Trump-Russia, until suddenly ties kept popping up involving Trump and Saudi Arabia, especially meetings with Jared, taken with no one else from the federal government present, and there have been others, weird ties to Israel, ties to Qatar and the UAE. Ivanka and Trump himself continue to get strange deals out of China. It is very tough to keep up with a president on the take.
But, the Saudi investments are interesting in that – according to a report in “The Hill” – Trump created eight companies in the period right after launching the campaign, a time when one would think he would have other things on his mind.
Recall where Trump went on his first international trip as president? Yep. And, Trump did more than stop by to say “hello,” he inked a $110 Billion weapons deal while there, shocking analysts at the time. (Per CNBC)
For the Saudis, Trump’s visit represents a diplomatic and public relations coup for Mohammed bin Salman, the Kingdom’s 31-year old deputy crown prince. The U.S.-Saudi partnership has been fraught with controversy since the Sept. 11 attacks, which culminated last year in a Congressional vote to allow 9/11 families to sue the country for its suspected links to the attackers.
But, why let a little thing like 9-11 get in the way when there’s business that can be attended to?
Oh, and it seems like I have heard that name recently, that prince, the one that overthrew his brother or cousin, or some relative, and changed the line of succession, and then had a “spur of the moment” meeting with the U.S. Prince Kushner: From the Intercept.
In late October, Jared Kushner made an unannounced trip to Riyadh, catching some intelligence officials off guard. “The two princes are said to have stayed up until nearly 4 a.m. several nights, swapping stories and planning strategy,” the Washington Post’s David Ignatius reported at the time.
What exactly Kushner and the Saudi royal talked about in Riyadh may be known only to them, but after the meeting, Crown Prince Mohammed told confidants that Kushner had discussed the names of Saudis disloyal to the crown prince, according to three sources who have been in contact with members of the Saudi and Emirati royal families since the crackdown. Kushner, through his attorney’s spokesperson, denies having done so.
It is not like we didn’t know that Trump had some business in Saudi, it is just “strange” that as he filed to run (it sure seems like he planned on either winning or being able to deliver favors, one way or another), he made sure he filed to build more in Saudi, a country that has done quite well under “President Donald Trump.”
When you have a clearly corrupt president, it is near full time business just keeping an accurate list of the possible conflicts.
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