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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:18 PM

Republicans block Democrats' bid to see Treasury files on Trump

Source: Reuters

JULY 25, 2017 / 2:08 PM / 5 HOURS AGO

Republicans block Democrats' bid to see Treasury files on Trump

Pete Schroeder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday shot down a legislative effort by Democrats to obtain Treasury Department documents that could show any ties between the finances of President Donald Trump, his inner circle and the Russian government.

The bill was rejected amid intense sparring with Democrats openly wondering whether or not Trump, a Republican, is compromised by a foreign power and Republicans dismissing it as a political stunt.

Representative Jeb Hensarling, the Republican chair of the House Financial Services Committee that rejected the proposal, said the panel would not be spending any time exploring Trump's financial network. Hensarling cited open investigations by congressional committees and a special counsel into conclusions by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election campaign to help New York businessman Trump win.

Moscow has denied any meddling and Trump has denied and collusion between his campaign and Russian officials.

The bill, known as a "resolution of inquiry," is a rarely used legislative tool ...


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-treasury-idUSKBN1AA2D7

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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:20 PM

1. Now I want to see Hensarling's financial records.

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