Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating President Donald Trump's campaign's ties to Russian Federation, reportedly subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for data on accounts held by Trump and his family.
FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A USA federal investigator probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election asked Deutsche Bank for data on accounts held by President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, but Trump's lawyer denied any such subpoena had been issued.
Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the election, and potential collusion by Trump aides. Then there was the day he spent driving around with Aras Agalarov - the Russian oligarch who connected Donald Trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.More news: Missing Florida teen found safe in NY , officials say
Deutsche Bank management is ready to share information about the lender's dealings with Trump and is hopeful that doing so will help end the series of inquiries from Democrats, an executive at the bank, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations, has previously told Bloomberg News. The bank agreed to submit documents "on its relationship with [President] Trump and his family", which go back nearly 20 years, according to an anonymous source.More news: Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event returns next week
"An earlier subheadline said a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller's office requested data and documents about President Trump's accounts", a correction reads.
A source close to Deutsche Bank said the bank had run checks on Trump's financial dealings with Russian Federation. Deutsche Bank may be glad it's being forced to hand over information. In an interview this July, Trump told The New York Times that examination of his or his family's finances by Mueller would cross a red line. The only conclusion that we can arrive at with any certitude is that Trump is kidding himself if he thinks this investigation will conclude by the end of the year. The bank sued to force Trump to pay a portion of the debt: $40 million plus legal fees and interest. But that's where this story gets interesting: After a judge ordered Trump to repay the money he owed Deutsche Bank, Trump did it using money he borrowed from. United States investigators are demanding that it provide information on dealings linked to the Trumps, sources familiar with the matter told Handelsblatt. In fact, Trump went on, because of the bank's role in creating this "once-in-a-century credit tsunami", Deutsche Bank owed him money, to the tune of $3 billion in damages. But it was not immediately clear what their relationship with the bank is or had been.
The bank declined to comment on whether Manafort is or has ever been a client.More news: New Google App Could Help You Save Data
Mueller has also obtained a guilty plea from Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos. The charges were brought as part of Mueller's investigation.