Democrats demand financial documents related to Trump International DC hotel for evidence of corruption: report
Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump, Melamia Trump the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC grand opening -- YouTube screenshot

Three House committee chairs are requesting financial behemoth Capitol One turn over documents related to President Donald Trump's businesses, Politico reported Thursday.


On March 11th, Democrats requesting documents showing "counterintelligence threats" and "leverage over the president" from The Trump Organization and over a dozen related business entities.

The letter was signed by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who chairs the Committee on Oversight and Reform; Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who chairs the Committee on Financial Services; and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who chairs the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

"The Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC is one -- but not the only -- focal point of this inquiry," the Congressional leaders wrote.

Brent M. Timberlake, VP and senior associate general counsel for Capital One, responded ten days later, saying the company was "preserving the documents" requested, but would require a subpoena to turn them over, citing "confidentiality obligations."