Special counsel office investigating Trump administration for Saudi Arabia nuclear deal
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) and White House advisers Jared Kushner (center) and Ivanka Trump (right). (Image credit: White House/Shealah Craighead)

On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that the Office of the Special Counsel has opened an investigation into the Trump administration's decision to pursue a nuclear agreement with the government of Saudi Arabia.

Specifically, OSC "is looking at whether officials were retaliated against for raising concerns about the administration's work related to a Saudi nuclear deal." The agency is reportedly reviewing "potentially improper dealings by senior members of the Trump administration in their attempt to map out a nuclear deal with Riyadh."

OSC, an independent prosecutorial agency, has the authority to file motions for disciplinary and corrective action, and report any violations of the law to the attorney general.

The nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia, which involves sharing secret information on reactor technology, was first reported last month. It has been highly controversial, with some senators from both parties demanding more information on the arrangement.