A US top senator is seeking information about US President Donald Trump’s sale of his estate in Florida to a Russian millionaire amid the so-called Russia probe.
Senator Ron Wyden, the ranking member of US Senate Finance Committee, has been pressuring the Treasury Department to submit records on the lucrative deal between Trump and Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Trump sold the property at a price more than double his initial investment to a company owned by the Russian businessman four years after purchasing it.
The New York billionaire bought the 6.3-acre property in Palm Beach, Florida, for $41.35 million in 2004 and then sold it at $95 million.
“In the context of the President’s then-precarious financial position, I believe that the Palm Beach property sale warrants further scrutiny,” Wyden wrote in his letter to the US Treasury Department on Friday. “It is imperative that Congress follow the money and conduct a thorough investigation into any…