Congressional report: Trump adviser used White House connection to promote Saudi nuclear project

Donald Trump and Mohammed bin Salman.
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Investor Thomas Barrack, one of President Trump's close advisers, used this connection to push the White House to support a nuclear power project backed by Saudi Arabia, according to a new report released Monday by Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

Barrack also lobbied the White House to freely transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, the report says, while promoting the interests of U.S. companies trying to profit from the move and taking steps to ensure his own firm, Colony NorthStar, could benefit. He additionally sought several positions in the Trump administration, including ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

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