WASHINGTON — Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) is asking the Justice Department to look into the Trump University real estate seminars that are under investigation by a special counsel.
The senator’s office sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking the government watchdog agency to look at the seminars held by Trump University for the purpose of determining whether the real estate training offered at the courses is misleading.
Enzi’s request comes as federal prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Trump University cheated students out of money by inflating their returns and other charges.
Enzis letter, obtained by POLITICO, also asks that the Justice department investigate the Trump Organization’s use of tax shelters to shield profits from taxes, which may have contributed to the financial problems the real-estate school faced.
Trump and the company have denied any wrongdoing.
“The Trump Organization has provided honest, unbiased, and complete information to the American people on its real-world course offerings, and we stand by our course offerings,” a Trump spokesperson said in a statement.
“We believe our tax returns are fully audited.”
Enzi is asking for a copy of the full investigation report to the Department of Justice and to see if it contains any additional information.
In the letter, Enzi said he was also interested in the Justice Dept.’s “independent investigation” of the seminars.
The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Enzy’s request is the latest to come out of the Justice investigation into the seminars, which were conducted by a lawyer for Trump, Mark Zaid, who was appointed by Trump.
Zaid did not respond to multiple requests for comment Friday.