Political Editor-LeNora Millen
The Senate Intel Committee sent a request to the Treasury Department’s criminal investigation division for any information related to President Donald Trump, his top officials, and his campaign aides, according to Sen. Mark Warner (D- VA).
The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee’s statement to CNN on Tuesday,
“We’ve made a request, to FinCEN in the Treasury Department, to make sure, not just for example vis-a-vis the President, but just overall our effort to try to follow the Intel no matter where it leads,” Sen. Mark Warner told CNN. “You get materials that show if there have been, what level of financial ties between, I mean some of the stuff, some of the Trump-related officials, Trump campaign-related officials and other officials and where those dollars flow—not necessarily from Russia.”
The federal agency (FinCEN) has been investigating allegations of foreign money-laundering through purchases of US real estate.
The news comes only a few days after reports (revelation) that Senate investigators sent requests for documents to four key potential witnesses in their probe: former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former foreign policy adviser Carter Page and former adviser Roger Stone.
Sen.Warner added that until the Treasury Department responds with documents, that he will withhold his support for Trump’s nominee to oversee terrorism and financial at the Treasury Department, Sigal Mandelker.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is requesting the top two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee to include a probe of any financial ties between President Trump and Moscow as part of its ongoing investigation.