Obama Gave Hundreds of Millions Those Who Consider the US Their “Number One Enemy”

According to officials, the Obama administration took advantage of the focus on Trump’s then-imminent swearing into office to ram through one final policy item that jeopardizes our allies’ security and strengthens our enemies. Ignoring longstanding Republican opposition to its plan to give $221 million to the Palestinian Authority, the State Department informed legislators that it went through with the move only hours before the inauguration ceremony:

“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.

Congress had initially approved the Palestinian funding in budget years 2015 and 2016, but at least two GOP lawmakers — Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Kay Granger of Texas, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee — had placed holds on it over moves the Palestinian Authority had taken to seek membership in international organizations.

Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding after funds have been allocated.

The Obama administration had for some time been pressing for the release of the money for the Palestinian Authority, which comes from the U.S.”

Last year, senior official from Fatah, the party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, called the United States “the number one enemy of the Palestinian people” in a television interview that aired March 23, 2016.

Barack Obama gave hundreds of millions to those who consider the US their worst enemy.

Source: Fox News



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