Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank over loans to Trump

Dec 06, 2017, 00:34
Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank over loans to Trump

It was reported earlier that as part of his probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, Mr Mueller asked Deutsche Bank to share data on accounts held by Mr Trump and his family. The German business newspaper Handelsblatt, which first reported the subpoena, quoted a spokesman saying that the bank cooperates with official investigators but would not discuss individual cases.

Representative Maxine Waters of California and other Democrats have asked whether the bank's loans to Trump, made years before he ran for president, were in any way connected to Russian Federation.

Statues stand outside a Deutsche Bank AG bank branch in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 20, 2016.

With no end in sight, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office revealed the cost to USA taxpayers thus far for the Russian Federation collusion investigation.

Asked if delving into his and his family's finances unrelated to the Russian Federation probe would cross a red line, Trump replied, "I would say yeah". He said that they have confirmed it with the bank itself and "other sources". "I would say yes". "Look, this is about Russian Federation". He had reached a tentative agreement with the government. But Cohen said those talks never yielded anything. Kushner's company received a $285 million loan from the bank one month before Election Day.

Camera IconRobert Mueller has asked a German bank to look at account information of Donald Trump and his family.

Deutsche Bank rejected demands in June by U.S. House Democrats to provide details of Trump's finances, citing privacy laws.

Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany, has lent the Trump organisation hundreds of millions of dollars for real estate deals.

The president and his family members deny the charges strenuously; Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is expected to repeat those claims on Wednesday when he appears behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington.

In November, several Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives also introduced a resolution calling on Mueller to resign, saying he never disclosed to Congress the details of a bribery case involving the subsidiary of a Russian company that purchased U.S. uranium mines during his tenure as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Reports of the subpoena come after Mr Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, last week admitted he had lied to the FBI over his contact with Russia's ambassador and agreed to cooperate with Mr Mueller's investigation.

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