Deutsche Bank subpoenaed to provide Trump accounts' data
Dec 06 2017
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly ordered to see data on bank accounts held by Donald Trump and his family.
As is to be expected when he feels fussed, the President may react badly to this news, especially after having previously warned that, "if Mueller examined his family's finances beyond any relationship with Russian Federation he'd consider it "a violation", as Bloomberg recalls.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reiterated Sekulow's denial of the reporting during a press briefing Tuesday afternoon.
Mr Mueller issued a subpoena to the bank several weeks ago demanding data on transactions linked to the USA president, Reuters news agency and a German newspaper say.
Sekulow was responding to a report from German business newspaper Handelsblatt that Mueller had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank as part of his investigation into possible Russian involvement in the US presidential election campaign.
Mueller's investigation - which is looking into alleged Russian interference into last year's US election and whether Trump's winning campaign assisted in those efforts - appears to be entering a new phase.
Trump has consistently denied any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation and has stated that he did not have any business dealings in Russian Federation. Sources familiar with Trump's borrowing from the bank toldThe Financial Times the total he owed is more like $300 million.
Deutsche Bank did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In 2008 Trump sued the bank to get out of $40 million in guarantees he had made them on his loan.
Trump had liabilities of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of the German bank, according to a federal financial disclosure form released in June by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. In a recent tweet, Trump admitted that he knew then-national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak when he fired him, which means Trump knew Flynn had committed a crime when he asked then-FBI Director James Comey to lay off investigating Flynn.
So far, the special counsel has charged four people as part of the investigation including Manafort and Flynn. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty. Manafort and Gates pleaded not guilty.
As Mueller's investigation unfolds, Trump has gone on the offensive.