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Elijah Cummings Investigating Trump Organization Treasury Department Donations of Foreign Profits
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13 Mar 2018 07:11 AM EST

A top Democrat is requesting documentation of how much money from foreign governments the Trump Organization donated to the Treasury Department last month. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent letters Monday to George Sorial, Trump Organization executive vice president and chief compliance counsel, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting the information. The Trump Organization announced last month that, as President Donald Trump previously pledged, it donated profits from foreign government officials patronizing its hotels to the Treasury Department. But the president's namesake business did not say how much money was donated. Trump's son, Eric Trump, a top executive at the Trump Organization, said last week that the company donated $151,470 of profits from foreign governments. Prior to taking office, Trump announced through his attorney that he would "voluntarily donate all profits from foreign government payments made to his hotel to the United States Treasury." It was not clear, however, whether "his hotel" meant all of his properties or just a specific one, such as his Washington, DC, location.

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