Democrats begin promised investigation into Trump’s finances

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., set off a congressional race for information about President Trump’s finances Monday with a request for the Trump Organization and other Trump-related entities to provide documents on financial transactions related to foreign governments, including Russia.

Several other House committees are poised to seek similar or related documents from Trump and people and entities related to him, as Democrats jockey to investigate potential conflicts of interest or financial misconduct by the president.

Nadler asked Trump’s company to provide any documents relating to possible loans, financing, or capital investment by Russia or Russian nationals and their businesses.

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The Judiciary Committee also requested similar information from Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, in particular any information he

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