Donald Trump's Saudi Arabia Payments Spark Calls for Fresh Investigation

Donald Trump needs to be investigated over the payments he received to host the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf tour at his resorts, according to an organization set up by

supporters of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Democracy for the Arab World Now [DAWN] group has called in the Department of Justice and Congress to look further

into the "disturbing facts and circumstances" surrounding the controversial golf tour and its ties to the former president after new details on its funding were revealed as part

of an ongoing lawsuit filed by the PGA against LIV Golf. On January 13, it was revealed during court proceedings that the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund [PIF], a

sovereign wealth fund headed by the country's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman [MBS], owns 93 percent of LIV and pays 100 percent of the costs associated with its

events. DAWN claims this is the first time that the full extent of PIF's ownership of LIV Golf has been disclosed. LIV Golf was founded in 2021 and has been heavily

criticized over accusations it's used as a "sportswashing" vehicle for the Saudi Arabian state. The tournament's connection to the Crown Prince Salman has also been

scrutinized as the U.S. accused him of approving the murder of Khashoggi in 2018, which the Saudi government denies. Trump was also criticized for hosting a number of LIV

Golf events at his resorts, including his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, in July 2022. DAWN has now called on the former president's business deals to host the LIV Golf events to

be investigated, especially after he announced his intentions to run for the White House again in 2024.