The senior White House officials have pushed project sharing nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of national security officials and ethics, a new congressional report has cited whistleblowers within the US president Donald Trump’s administration.
The Democratic-led House oversight committee has launched an investigation on Tuesday into the claims. The committee said the claims were raised by several of unnamed whistleblowers within the Trump administration, who has said that they have witnessed “abnormal acts” in the White House to support the proposal to construct dozens of nuclear reactor systems across the Middle Eastern Kingdom.
Lawmakers from both parties have also expressed concerns that Saudi could be developing nuclear weapons and systems if the American technology were being transferred without any proper safeguards, according to Fox News reports.
The reports have raised concerns over whether come of the officials in the White House marked by “chaos, dysfunction and backbiting” sought to avoid national security steps in order to push a Saudi Arabia deal that could also financially benefit the close supporters of the president Trump.
Rep Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, announced the investigation on Tuesday.
According to the report, the whistleblowers came to the committee because they had concerns “about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the Atomic Energy Act and without review by Congress as required by law — efforts that may be ongoing to this day”.