Earlier this month, it was revealed that the United States Department of Justice was investigating former United States President Donald Trump for his relationship with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour in connection with their investigation into the former president’s alleged mishandling of classified documents. But Trump does not sound too worried about the investigation.
This week, Donald Trump is hosting LIV Golf for their tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in Washington, DC. Ahead of this weekend’s tournament action, the former president participated in a pro am competition where he spoke to some reporters while he was on the course.
During his conversation with reporters, Trump was asked why the Department of Justice might be investigating his relationship with LIV Golf and he shrugged off the question, maintaining his innocence and implying that it was “retribution” for the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into current United States President Joe Biden.
“Oh, I don’t know. I guess they’re doing that because of what’s happening with (President Joe) Biden. That’s their retribution. Because we did nothing wrong. That’s their retribution. That’s the way they try and get even,” Trump said regarding the subpoena, according to USA Today.
Trump has a business relationship with LIV Golf that indirectly links the former president to the Saudi Arabian government as the Saudis provide the financial backing for the golf league with their Public Investment fund. Trump has also made it clear that he has a friendly relationship with the Saudi Royal Family, calling them “good people with unlimited money.”
It’s widely thought that this indirect relationship with the Saudi Arabian government through LIV Golf is what the Department of Justice is investigating.