As they prepare to take control of the House of Representatives, Democrats in the Intelligence Committee are hiring money-laundering and forensic accounting experts to investigate Donald Trump’s financial ties to Russia, according to a new report by The Daily Beast.
Citing three sources with knowledge of the matter, the Daily Beast revealed that the panel is hiring experts “to examine unanswered financial questions about Trump and Russia.”
The experts would also work with the Intelligence Panel on all of the topics before the panel, a Democratic source told the Beast.
According to the report, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the likely pick to take over the committee, has signaled his interest in investigating Trump’s relationship to Germany-based Deutsche Bank.
The Beast noted that Deutsche Bank loaned money to Trump at times when other lenders and the president may still owe it money.