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Letter from Global Witness to the US Senate Intel Committee; an almost identical one was sent to the US House:
Chairman Richard Burr
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
211 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510

Vice Chairman Mark Warner
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
211 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510

April 10, 2019

Dear Chairman Burr and Vice Chairman Warner,

Please find here a report that Global Witness has released today entitled, “Trump’s Luxury Condo: A Congolese State Affair” [1].

The underlying investigation of this report focuses on the purchase of an apartment; the Trump Organization brokered and profited from the apartment sale. Claudia Sassou-Nguesso, the first daughter of the Republic of Congo, used millions of dollars of apparently stolen Congolese state funds to buy this luxury apartment at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City.

The investigation provides evidence that Claudia Sassou-Nguesso purchased the New York City luxury apartment while hiding behind a front man, José Veiga. Mr. Veiga is a controversial businessperson who is the target of a Portuguese probe into corruption and money laundering in Congo. Trump companies played key roles in the deal and further disclosures are required to clarify whether Trump has profited from the apartment since taking office.

Global Witness sent written questions to the Trump Organization asking for comment on the details and allegations laid out in this article. No response to the allegations put to it for comment were received within the deadline provided, but the Trump Organization has consistently refuted allegations of wrongdoing around property ventures [2] and deals [3].

We urge you to investigate these concerns and, if appropriate, hold the Trump Organization and Donald Trump accountable.

Global Witness exposes the hidden links between corruption, armed conflict and environmental destruction.

Should you have any questions about the report and findings, please contact Pete Jones (pjones@globalwitness.org; +44 7712 323 324) or Mariana Abreu (mabreu@globalwitness.org; +44 7912 517 147), Lead Investigators on this report.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Sincerely,

Corinna Gilfillan
Head of the U.S. Office
Global Witness

cc: Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman Lindsey Graham
Senate Judiciary Committee, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein
House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Jarrold Nadler
House Judiciary Committee, Ranking Member Mary Gay Scanlon
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Chairman James Risch
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ranking Member Robert Menendez
Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, Chairman Lindsey Graham
Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, Ranking Member Tim Kaine
House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman Eliot Engel
House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ranking Member Michael McCaul
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, Chair Karen Bass
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, Ranking Member Christopher Smith
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Chair Ami Bera House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Ranking Member Lee Zeldin
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Chairman Ron Johnson
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Ranking Member Gary Peters
House Homeland Security Committee, Chairman Bennie Thompson
House Homeland Security Committee, Ranking Member Mike Rogers
Senate Finance Committee, Chairman Chuck Grassley
Senate Finance Committee, Ranking Member Ron Wyden
House Financial Services Committee, Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney
House Financial Services Committee, Ranking Member Patrick McHenry
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Chairman Elijah Cummings House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Ranking Member Jim Jordan
Senate Select Committee on Ethics, Chairman Johnny Isakson
Senate Select Committee on Ethics, Vice Chairman Christopher Coons
House Ethics Committee, Chairman Ted Deutch
House Ethics Committee, Ranking Member Kenny Marchant

[1] https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/corruption-and-money-laundering/trumps-luxury-condo-a-congolese-state-affair/
[2] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-project/trump-denies-pursuing-moscow-real-estate-project-idUSKCN1NY207
[3] https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/donald-trumps-worst-deal
Emphasis our own. See original letter here: https://www.globalwitness.org/documents/19697/Letter_to_Senate_Intelligence_Committee.pdf

Letter to the House https://www.globalwitness.org/documents/19696/Letter_to_House_Intelligence_Committee.pdf