Congress is asking to investigate a shady deal that President Obama approved on his last day in office. The former administration approved a $418 million U.S. weapons sale to Kenya that would provide them with 14 weaponized planes and other various resources to fight Islamic Jihadist group “Al-Shabaab.”
While that is all well and good the lawmakers are questioning the logistics of the deal. Apparently the Obama administration approved a more expensive vendor that has ZERO experience doing this kind of work when there were more experienced and cheaper options available.
According to Breitbart News:
The sale, approved by the State Department and privately notified to Congress on January 19, would allow Kenya to buy 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist group al-Shabaab.
The deal was publicly announced the Monday after Trump’s inauguration.
A handful of lawmakers, led by Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), are questioning why the contract to produce the planes was awarded to major defense firm L3 Technologies — which has never produced such a plane — while a smaller, disabled veteran-owned company in North Carolina that already make those planes at a lower cost was not considered.
The Mooresville, N.C. company, IOMAX USA Inc., costed out 14 planes at $237 million dollars, according to a Budd aide.
“It looks like politics,” Budd said in a phone interview with Breitbart News on Monday. “Why are they sending it to someone that’s produced zero, for twice the price? This is inappropriate.”
This story will get swallowed up by the obsessive Russian news cycles we seem to find ourselves in each day. It’s important to keep your eye on this as it illustrates the exact kind of corruption that Donald J. Trump was elected to root out.