House Democrats press Treasury to divulge any Trump-Russia financial ties

House Democrats press Treasury to divulge any Trump-Russia financial ties

Some Democratic members of the U.S. Congress have renewed efforts to find possible links between banks such as Germany's Deutsche Bank, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian Federation.

The document was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday evening, the Reuters news agency reported.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on the House floor Friday that he believes the North Korea sanctions bill, which the House passed in May on a 419 to 1 vote, "should be added" to the legislation increasing sanctions against Russian Federation and Iran.

Democrats rejected the suggestion as another tactic by Republicans supporting White House objections to the bill.

"If during the campaign or since the president's inauguration members of the Trump team have considered altering sanctions on our adversary Russia, Congress and the American people need to know and have a right to know", Castro told reporters.

Meanwhile, Congressman Joaquin Castro introduced a Resolution of Inquiry directing the Secretary of State to provide Congress with any documents or communications records related to efforts to modify or revoke sanctions against Russian Federation.

However, if it is to be judged on what Alan Futerfas says on the culpability of Don Trump Jr. for meeting with the Russian lawyer regarding the opposition research against Hillary (all Natalia Veselnitskaya strongly denied for NBC) the Democrats won't have much to hope for. "I think this is getting better", he said to one group of aides, hours before he was set to travel to France to mark Bastille Day. "That's missing from this debate and that's very unfortunate, both on the Democrats and the Republicans".

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House leaders have been frustrated that the Senate has not taken steps in the past two months to take up the House's North Korea sanctions package. They said Kushner informed the president that he had met with a Russian foreign national, and that while he had to report the name, it would not cause a problem for the administration.

A lawyer for Donald Trump Jr. did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. "Our Republican colleagues must wake up and hold the president accountable".

She plans to offer resolutions that, if not acted on in committee, will then force an entire House vote, something Republicans are likely to try to avoid.

President Donald Trump on Friday ramped up pressure on the Senate to pass its Obamacare replacement, spoke with Saudi King Salman about the dispute between Qatar and four Arab countries and returned to the us from Paris after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron.

The House passed a North Korean sanctions bill in May 419-1, but the Senate has not yet taken up any North Korean sanctions measures.

"We relied upon the House, and it was told to us it was technical in that it had the proper sign off", Cardin said. "This issue is easy to fix, fix it, send us back the bill - don't use it as an excuse not to pass the bill".

Check out their full address to the House in the clip above. "But aside from those issues we want to get this done, and get this fixed, and get this moving as quickly as possible".

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