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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours


WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office.

In addition to the $221 million for the Palestinians, the Obama administration also told Congress on Friday it was going ahead with the release of another $6 million in foreign affairs spending, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations, the congressional aides said. The aides and the State Department official weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simply cancel the checks it was illegal anyway

Anonymous said...

Dumbocrats are traitors to this country

Anonymous said...

Lock him up for TREASON !!!

Anonymous said...

Democrats are not who they where 9 yrs ago they have become the whip of the male hating anti american Feminists.

Anonymous said...

He was nothing more than a snake in the grass anyway. Yes, lock him up for treason, absolutely!

Anonymous said...

221 million and then also not long ago oboma said 300 million 2 kenya this is why trump says america 1st 221 to palestins 300 2 kenya our tax money for what do they send us $ if so im waiting for a check aint gonna come or clear

Anonymous said...

Ummmm...does anyone know of anybody that is tens of thousands in debt possibly being able to give thousands of dollars away?
Then how in the hell is Obama able to give hundreds of millions away when the US is now Zillions in debt? What about our homeless?

Anonymous said...

This is why Trump won and republicans will continue winning because the people are fed up and the democrats are too stupid to figure it out what is happening. Democrats are history!!

Anonymous said...

I hope he's back to running the ketchup factory.