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Trump Ally Tom Barrack Backed Saudi Nuclear Goals, House Panel Finds

  • Inaugural Chair Barrack urged U.S. to allow uranium enrichment
  • House probing White House push to transfer nuclear technology
Thomas Barrack

Thomas Barrack

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Thomas Barrack Jr., a top fundraiser and confidant of President Donald Trump, urged the administration to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear technology without restrictions designed to prevent the kingdom from developing nuclear weapons, according to a report released by House Democrats Monday.

Barrack, founder and chairman of Colony Capital Inc., along with IP3 International, a consortium seeking to build nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia, wielded “outsized influence” to in an effort to promote the energy technology transfer without barring the the Saudi’s from reprocessing or enriching spent fuel for nuclear weapons, the House Oversight Committee report found.