House Committee Seeks Business Records From Trump Organization

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( – House Oversight and Accountability Committee top Democrats are requesting from the Trump Organization that it hand over all of its business records. The Committee said that this will allow the panel to understand how much former President Donald Trump profited from other foreign governments during his time in the White House.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) in a letter concluded that during his presidency, Trump received close to $8 million. However, Trump allegedly did not disclose these profits to Congress, which as Raskin said is a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. This also blocks leaders from accepting valuable things from foreign governments without first receiving approval from lawmakers.

Raskin in his letter added that Trump’s team’s written rejection of his previous calls for them to hand over the profits was just an admission that Trump had received $7.8 million from over 20 governments, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China during his time in the Oval Office.

According to a report from The Hill, Democrats have come out and said that the report, which was first released earlier in January, had limitations. They pointed out that there were gaps in the information that they had received relating to the businesses of former President Trump. They further noted that Mazars, an accounting firm, had stopped producing records.

The majority of the foreign money documented ended up reaching Trump either through his hotels in Las Vegas and Washington or through his New York Trump Tower, The Hill reported.

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