Obama Gave Palestinian Terror Organization $221 Million Dollar Present In Last Hours Of Presidency
Via Daily Caller:
Former President Barack Obama authorized a $221 million payment to the Palestinian Authority in the very last hours of his presidency, despite opposition from within the Republican-controlled Congress.
Obama’s White House and Department of State notified Congress on the early hours of inauguration day, the Associated Press learned. The funds were reportedly appropriated as part of the larger foreign affairs budget, but were held up by Republicans.
The last minute move fits within other actions taken by the Obama administration in the last weeks of their tenure. Obama also refused to veto a United Nations resolution condemning Israel for settlement building activity, an act which President Trump immediately denounced. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry similarly admonished Israel in a parting shot, declaring that a two state solution was the only possible path forward to peace.