Washington — Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former US officials and a close friend of President Donald Trump to advance a multibillion-dollar plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East, Democratic legislators alleged in a report released on Tuesday. The House of Representatives oversight committee report said former national security adviser Michael Flynn and two aides promoted the plan with Tom Barrack, the chair of Trump’s inaugural committee, and a consortium of US firms led by retired military commanders and former White House officials. The effort, the report said, began before Trump took office and continued after his inauguration in January 2017 despite National Security Council (NSC) staff warnings that a proposed transfer of US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia was being fast-tracked around a mandatory approval process in possible breach of the Atomic Energy Act. John Eisenberg, the council’s top la...

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