Amid the Justice Department’s investigation into former President Donald Trump and classified documents, it is also looking into his ties to the LIV Golf tour.
The Justice Department has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for records on the relationship between the two parties.
«It is not clear what influence Mr. Trump’s relationship with LIV Golf has on the broader investigation, but it suggests that prosecutors are looking at certain elements of Mr. Trump’s family business,» it added. The New York Times reports.
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Two of Trump’s golf courses, Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey and Trump National Doral in Miami, hosted LIV events last year and will do so this year, as will his resort in Potomac Falls, Virginia, outside Washington. , DC
It remains unclear how the LIV-related subpoenas relate to the Trump investigation and how classified documents were recovered from his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.
Trump took part in the LIV pro-am in Bedminster last July, but received much criticism for staging the Saudi-backed tour just miles from Ground Zero.
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Families of 9/11 victims criticized Trump for hosting the tournament, but he defended his decision.
«Unfortunately, no one has gotten to the bottom of 9/11,» Trump said at the time. «They should have, as far as the maniacs who did that horrible thing to our city, to the country, to the world. So nobody’s really been there.»
«I’ve known these people for a long time in Saudi Arabia, they’ve been friends of mine for a long time. They’ve invested in a lot of American companies, they own huge percentages of many, many American companies, and frankly what they’re doing for golf is fantastic. «he said too.
Trump played the pro-am alongside Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Trump’s son Eric.
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Trump has denied any wrongdoing since the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago last August.