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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:20 PM

Russia probe should focus on Trump financial ties: Senator Wyden

Source: Reuters

POLITICS | Wed Mar 29, 2017 | 10:22am EDT

Russia probe should focus on Trump financial ties: senator

By Dustin Volz | WASHINGTON

A U.S. Senate investigation into Russia's meddling during the U.S. election should include a thorough review of any financial ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates, Democratic senator Ron Wyden said Wednesday.

In a formal written request made to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Wyden said financial relationships between Trump, a real estate developer with properties around the world, and Russia are deserving of scrutiny because of resistance by Trump and some in his orbit have not been forthcoming about their finances.

"Efforts to understand these relationships and to separate fact from speculation have been hampered by the opacity of the finances of President Trump and his associates," Wyden, who also sits on the intelligence panel, wrote to Republican Richard Burr and Democrat Mark Warner.

The letter, though devoid of new details, is the latest piece of evidence suggesting Trump's business dealings are attracting expanded interest from investigators amid a raft of new reports scrutinizing potential financial entanglements between the president and Russia.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-finances-idUSKBN1701XO

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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:21 PM

1. Absolutely. Follow the money.

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