Oct 17, 2018

11 senators request Trump, sons disclose business ties with Saudi Arabia

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is one of the 11 senators who signed the letter to Donald Trump. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images.

As more details are released about the disappearance of American journalist Jamal Khashoggi, 11 U.S. Senators are requesting that President Trump and his sons, Don Jr. and Eric, disclose information regarding the Trump family business and its ties with Saudi Arabia.

One key quote: “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.”

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