Dems Demand Treasury Docs On How Mnuchin Decided To Lift Sanctions On Russian Oligarch Tied To Manafort

The Associated Press reports:

Three senior House Democrats are demanding Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin turn over documents that would show how his department decided to lift financial sanctions against three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Reps. Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters and Eliot Engel say in a letter sent Tuesday to Mnuchin that they want a broad array of material, “regardless of classification,” that may include the intelligence reporting used to justify removal of the penalties.

Bloomberg reports:

“Deripaska is a close associate of Russian President Putin with ties to President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has been convicted of numerous serious financial crimes uncovered through Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” Maxine Waters, the Financial Services chairwoman; Adam Schiff, chairman of the Intelligence Committee; and Eliot Engel, chairman of Foreign Affairs, wrote in a letter to Mnuchin on Tuesday.