When will this madness end?
Special Counsel Jack Smith has recently issued a subpoena demanding access to records regarding business transactions between former President Trump’s company and seven countries during his presidency since 2017.
As reported by The New York Times and The Washington Post, Special Counsel Jack Smith has requested specific details concerning real estate and development agreements between the Trump Organization and China, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. The information was disclosed by two individuals familiar with the matter in The New York Times and one individual familiar with the matter in The Washington Post.
The Washington Post claimed a source revealed that the subpoena issued did not uncover significant new information beyond what was already publicly accessible.
Trump has been associated with just one business agreement involving a company from the mentioned seven countries during his presidency. This particular deal entailed granting permission to utilize his brand name for a golf resort project in Oman, which was executed in collaboration with a Saudi developer. Interestingly, the announcement of this deal coincided with Trump’s declaration of his intention to run for the 2024 presidential campaign.
During Trump’s presidency, the company stated its commitment to refrain from engaging in any business transactions outside of the United States while he occupied the White House.
Smith has been conducting an investigation into the classified and sensitive documents that were removed from the White House during Trump’s presidency and transported to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
As part of a subpoena directed towards the Trump Organization, Smith’s investigation focused on obtaining business records pertaining to Trump’s interactions with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour. This inquiry specifically sought information regarding any tournaments hosted by the former president’s clubs.