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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:23 PM

Gift to Putin! Meltdown as House Democrat claims Trump plans to ditch Open Skies treaty




8 Oct, 2019 00:23

The House Foreign Affairs Committee chair has sent a letter to the White House expressing concern over “reports” that President Donald Trump wants to abandon the Open Skies Treaty. Yet the only such report is his own.

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-New York) denounced on Monday “potential plans” to withdraw from the treaty, saying it would be “a blow to United States national security interests, endangering Ukraine and other key European allies.”

American withdrawal would only benefit Russia and be harmful to our allies’ and partners’ national security interests.

Engel’s letter to White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has raised alarms among the usual suspects, who are taking it as yet another proof of Trump being an agent of the Kremlin, or something.

However, Engel does not actually cite any reports or sources for his claim. What he does say is that Congress is “aware of some treaty implementation concerns regarding Russia” and supports “the restrictions put in place on Russian flights over the United States,” supposedly in response to disputes over the Kaliningrad region and the disputed territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia – but says these do not amount to a material breach of the treaty, and are no grounds for abandoning it.

“Dialogue and interaction with Russia is important during this time of heightened tension and increased potential for miscalculation,” Engel added, even as he denounced Russia for “aggression against Ukraine.” He is one of the committee chairs currently engaged in a probe trying to impeach Trump, although there has been no formal House resolution authorizing it.

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https://www.rt.com/usa/470407-open-skies-engel-letter/

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:26 PM

1. demRats want that WW3 hrc was going to ramrod.

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:10 PM

2. ''However, Engel does not actually cite any reports or sources for his claim''...LOL!!!

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