“Counterintelligence 101 is following the money, because following money is how you compromise people,” says Sen. Ron Wyden of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee. Democrats belonging to congressional committees have grown frustrated with the lack of access to President Trump’s financial records. Though members of the House Intelligence Committee have sought subpoenas for the Deutsche Bank, the major lender to the Trump Organization, they have so far been unsuccessful. The Deutsche bank has declined to give any privileged information without subpoena.
President Trump has drawn a “red line” before his family’s financial records, and many Republican congressmen support him in this decision. However, Democrats believe that said records may contain evidence of Russian collusion. That does seem possible. As Wyden has said: “[follow] the money.”
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