(Washington Times) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has quietly sent $1.3 billion of military assistance to Egypt — controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood — in defiance of congressional restrictions on dollars going to countries that haven’t yet complied with standards of democracy, a memo revealed.

U.S. law says that Mr. Kerry should have first ensured that Egypt was on the path toward structured, civilian-based governance — including open, fair elections and policies that uphold basic human rights, like freedom of expression and religion — before sending the money, Reuters reported.

A May 9 memo from Mr. Kerry indicated the country had not yet met that standard.

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