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Jonathan Swan May 16, 2017
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Trump's coming arms deal with the Saudis

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A big ticket item of President Trump's Middle East trip this week is expected to be the announcement of arms sales and financial investments worth hundreds of billions of dollars with Saudi Arabia. The Wall Street Journal popped an insightful piece on the negotiations yesterday.

Behind-the-scenes: I can share some more detail on the deal's contents, based on my conversations with U.S. officials who have been briefed on the closed-door negotiations.