Saudi Arabia Dealings Could Raise Legal Issues for Trump

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( – Donald Trump may be facing some more legal troubles if the Department of Justice starts to look further into his business dealings with Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), according to a recent Newsweek report. The outlet touches on the potential for Trump to face legal or political consequences.

The Democracy for Arab World group has been pushing both the DOJ and Congress to launch probes into Trump after it was reported that the LIV Golf funding was provided through a wealth fund that is owned by the crown prince. In the recently released information, it also becomes evident that the crown prince owns ninety-three percent of the LIV tournament and covers 100 percent of the costs for the event.

There have been many LIV Gold events that have been held in Trump’s resorts. DAWN specifically alleges that the crown prince has paid Trump millions of dollars in recent years. This is why it is important for an investigation to be held in order to determine the legality of these deals.

The only way for the deals between Trump and Salman to be considered illegal is if they had been completed either during Trump’s candidacy or his time in office. However, if the deals took place during a time outside of that timeframe they would not be illegal. As former federal prosecutor, Neama Rahmani disclosed this could potentially mean that the deals were just “unethical” and not necessarily illegal, Newsweek reported.

However, Rahmani further noted that this is a case where the law is very clear and that no political candidate is allowed to receive anything valuable from a foreign government. She said most serious scenario is that Trump could face criminal charges if the investigation uncovers any wrongdoing.

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