A brand new report from Newsweek exhibits that in style vote loser Donald Trump offered a $40 million property to a Russian Oligarch for $1o0 million. At least one Democrat from Congress is asking questions concerning the unusual, shady trying deal.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) needs the Treasury Dept. handy over data associated to Trump’s sale: “It is imperative that Congress follow the money and conduct a thorough investigation into any potential money laundering or other illicit financial dealings between the president, his associates, and Russia,” Wyden stated.
From the Newsweek article:
Wyden, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee that’s investigating alleged collusion between the Trump camp and Russia, wrote that the transaction between Trump and oligarch Dmitry Rybolovev is being probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In the request, he notes the timing of the 2008 sale, which got here months after Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for Chapter 11 chapter, and whereas the then actual property mogul was struggling to seek out banks prepared to lend to him.
Trump says the markup was on account of property renovations, however clearly there are nonetheless some questions surrounding the declare.
“What do I have to do with Russia?” Trump stated to a reporter in 2016. “You know the closest I came to Russia, I bought a house a number of years ago in Palm Beach, Florida…for $40 million, and I sold it to a Russian for $100 million including brokerage commissions.”
Wyden has requested Treasury Department Suspicious Activity Reports on the transaction, that are filed when officers suspect cash laundering, and knowledge on who bought the property when it was offered off in separate heaps by Rybolovlev to patrons working by offshore corporations.
So, possibly Trump’s Russian ties return a decade or longer. But, I assumed it was all “Fake News,” Donald.