Republicans are asking some serious questions about a brand new scandal.
It involves Obama and Kenya.
And they are demanding answers.
On Obama’s last day in office, the State Department authorized Kenya to purchase 14 attack planes for the price of $418 million.
And Republicans are beginning to ask some serious questions about the firm that was awarded the contract to produce these attack planes.
“A group of lawmakers is planning to request a congressional investigation of a $418 million U.S. weapons sale to Kenya approved by the Obama administration on its last day in office.
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 contract with L3 Technologies raises many eyebrows because a company in North Carolina quoted its price at nearly half the cost.
Breitbart also reports:
“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.”
Later this week, Budd and several other GOP congressmen are planning to request the non-partisan investigation.”
There are many mysteries surrounding this deal.
“Lawmakers suspect, though have no evidence, that in this case, the implementing agency — an Air Force acquisition office, known as the “Big Safari” at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, steered the contract to L3.
The Air Force directed all inquiries to DSCA and the State Department, which is in charge of the process…
…Lawmakers question whether Kenya did its own extensive research. The aide said Kenya initially requested MOOG, an ordnance company, to produce the planes, according an Air Force response to congressional inquiries.
That request somehow got “clarified” to L3, who will modify the requested Air Tractor planes into weaponized versions.
“We believe that the Air Force likely did something that had MOOG get replaced with L3,” the aide said.”
Just what is going on with this shady deal?
And why was this agreement struck on the final day of the Obama administration?
Congress is digging to get to the bottom of that mystery.
American Patriot Daily will continue to keep you updated on any new developments.