Eleven Senators are demanding that Donald Trump disclose all of his family business ties through the Trump Organization to Saudi Arabia.
Here is the full letter:Letter to President Trump Regarding Trump-Saudi Ties - Final
Democratic Senators U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory A. Booker (D-NJ), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-OR) wrote, “It is imperative that this sanctions determination, and U.S. policy towards Saudi Arabia generally, are not influenced by any conflicts of interest that may exist because of your or your family’s deep financial ties to Saudi Arabia.”
The Senators want answers to questions and documents by November 17, 2018. Trump may be able to ignore this letter for now, but in three weeks, if Democrats win control of the Senate, the Democratic demand will become an investigation. You can bet your bottom dollar that Democrats win a majority in the House; they will also be investigating Trump’s business ties to the Saudis.
It is an assumption that Trump’s efforts to run PR for the Saudi Royal family after they murdered a journalist who was living in the United States is related to money. In a few more weeks, if the election goes their way, Democrats will no longer have to assume anything. They will be able to investigate and subpoena.
The letter is just the beginning. Whether Trump gets or not, his world is about to change if the blue wave arrives on Election Day.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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