US prosecutors reportedly subpoena Trump golf courses in Scotland, which some Democrats worry might have been funded by Russian money

Business Insider | 2/4/2019 | Alexandra Ma
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Prosecutors in Maryland subpoenaed financial documents from DJT Holdings LLC, a UK company that owns President Donald Trump's golf courses in Scotland, The Times of London reported.

They form part of a probe into whether Trump is still profiting from his companies, which would violate the US Constitution's Emoluments Clause.

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The clause bans public officials from receiving gifts or cash without Congressional approval.

Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, made a tentative link between the courses and Russia. Fusion GPS is the company behind the infamous "golden shows" dossier alleging that Russia has a hold on Trump.

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He told The US House Intelligence Committee that the president's UK resorts are "concerning" and there were "enormous amounts of capital flowing into these projects from unknown sources."

US prosecutors have ordered the company that owns President Donald Trump's golf courses in Scotland to show its financial filings in an attempt to reveal the company's ownership, The Times of London reported.

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Prosecutors in Maryland subpoenaed documents and access to properties controlled by DJT Holdings LLC, a UK-registered trust that owns Trump's Washington, DC, hotel and resorts in places like Turnberry, Scotland, and The Times reported.

The documents are part of an investigation into Trump International Washington, an old post office building in the US capital that Trump converted into a luxury hotel in 2016, The Times said.

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Trump has attempted to have this case dismissed multiple times.

INSIDER has contacted the Maryland Attorney General for confirmation and comment.

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Brian Frosh, the attorney-general for Maryland, said he was "seeking information proving that hotel revenues were flowing to the president through his affiliated entities," according to The Times.

Frosh added: "We are confident that at the end of discovery...
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