Senator seeks docs on Trump’s Palm Beach deal with Russian oligarch

Senator seeks docs on Trump’s Palm Beach deal with Russian oligarch

Donald Trump purchased a mansion at 515 N. County Road in 2004 and sold it in 2008 for a recorded $95 million to Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev. The mansion was demolished last year and the land was subdivided into three lots. Jeffrey Langlois / Palm Beach Daily News

The Russian oligarch who bought a Palm Beach property from President Donald Trump is pushing back on a U.S. senator’s request for documents on the transaction, saying that despite paying a premium price a decade ago for the property, the investment is now paying off.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a ranking member on the Finance Committee, sent a Feb. 9 letter to the Treasury Department seeking Palm Beach property sales warrants from the profitable deal, saying that it might shed light on potential money laundering.