House Intel Committee Just Got Access To Treasury Data

Congressional investigators just got access to powerful financial data to track Trump’s financial¬†connections to Russia.¬†

The House Intelligence Committee investigators have received access to Treasury Department data that could prove financial ties between Trump and Russia, a new CNN report confirms.

According to the report, the House investigators received access to the data this week.

CNN also noted in their report that the Senate Intelligence Committee has also received access to the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is the agency within the Treasury Department that collects data from banks around the world and is a critical source in identifying how shell companies move money.

Congressman Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Russia investigation, told CNN Thursday that “examining financial records and transactions is absolutely crucial to our investigatory effort.”

On Wednesday Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal.

Additionally, a new report on Thursday confirmed that the Trump campaign had at least 18 previously undisclosed contacts with the Russians indicating the possibility of collusion.

You can read the full CNN report here.