Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Hussein Obama 'admin' quietly sent Palestinians $221 million in its last hours in power
Hussein Obama 'admin' quietly sent Palestinians $221 million in its last hours in power. (Napo).
Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released US$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 UN organizations, the congressional aides said. Hmmm....Obama: 'Judge me by where my heart lies". Read the full story here.