Business > Donald Trump

Trump is going around Congress to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, and a top senator warns it's an 'incredibly dangerous precedent'

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump is bypassing Congress to sell $2 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia by invoking a loophole in the Arms Control Act.
The loophole gives the State Department authority to sell arms during if an "emergency exists." The Trump administration has reportedly referenced the recent tensions with Iran to justify the sale.
Saudi Arabia is currently involved in a bloody war in Yemen against Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Thousands of civilians have been killed.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, who's been among the most vocal critics of US support for the Saudi-led coalition in...
Read more ...

 

Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

3 monthes ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Senators say Trump administration has given notice that it plans to bypass Congress to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, UAE.
Read more ...

 

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

3 monthes ago   |   By Time

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...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Donald Trump      Democrats      Congress      Onetime      Saudi Arabia      The White House  


Michelle Williams used her Emmys speech to advocate for equal pay for women...

Michelle Williams used her Emmys speech to advocate for equal pay for women: 'It empowers that person'

Michelle Williams won best lead actress in a limited series for her role on FX's "Fosse/Verdon" at the 2019 Emmys . Williams used her speech to say that she was paid equally to... Read more ...

Secretary of State Pompeo said he approves of Giuliani's push for Ukraine to...

Secretary of State Pompeo said he approves of Giuliani's push for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that he supports Rudy Guiliani's push for the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Pompeo was pressed... Read more ...

WeWork board members are talking about ousting CEO Adam Neumann amid IPO turmoil

WeWork board members are talking about ousting CEO Adam Neumann amid IPO turmoil

Some board members at coworking startup WeWork aim to push out CEO Adam Neumann, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The board could meet this week and might... Read more ...

Trump hopes 'they release' his call with Ukraine's president, in which he...

Trump hopes 'they release' his call with Ukraine's president, in which he says he talked about both Joe and Hunter Biden and 'corruption taking place'

Amid calls from Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, for the White House to release a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and the president of... Read more ...

Mitt Romney is the first Republican to condemn Trump Ukraine call over...

Mitt Romney is the first Republican to condemn Trump Ukraine call over Biden, saying 'it would be troubling in the extreme'

A scandal has been building over President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine's new president. Trump reportedly pressured Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Democratic... Read more ...

Emily Thornberry tells Jeremy Corbyn he must decide now whether Labour is an...

Emily Thornberry tells Jeremy Corbyn he must decide now whether Labour is an anti-Brexit party

The Labour Party must clarity its Brexit position now, according to Emily Thornberry. The shadow foreign secretary urged party leader Jeremy Corbyn to make the party decide how... Read more ...

I've been switching between Apple's new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro - here are the...

I've been switching between Apple's new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro - here are the best and worst things about using them so far

Apple's new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro come with better cameras that can see in the dark and take ultra-wide photos, and offer great battery life. But there are some drawbacks... Read more ...

Elizabeth Warren has taken the lead and surpassed Joe Biden in a new Iowa poll

Elizabeth Warren has taken the lead and surpassed Joe Biden in a new Iowa poll

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has surged ahead of the pack in a new Iowa poll , even surpassing former Vice President Joe Biden . The new CNN/Des Moines... Read more ...

Trump and Rudy Giuliani are reviving allegations of a conspiracy involving...

Trump and Rudy Giuliani are reviving allegations of a conspiracy involving Joe Biden and his son in response to a whistleblower report

Controversy has brewed for months among former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, Ukrainian authorities, Rudy Giuliani, and President Donald Trump. At the heart of the... Read more ...

Greta Thunberg at UN Youth Climate Summit: 'We young people are unstoppable'

Greta Thunberg at UN Youth Climate Summit: 'We young people are unstoppable'

Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that during the climate strikes across the globe on Friday "we showed that we are united, and that we young people are unstoppable." She... Read more ...