Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Mueller Demands Trump's Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions

Mueller Demands Trump's Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions

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

Then not long after that, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow confirmed to Reuters that there was no Trump finances subpoena sent to Deutsche Bank.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office spent $3.2 million during the first few months of his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. And that's not to mention the fact that Trump said on national television that he fired Comey to shut down the investigation, and told the same thing to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister.

There was no immediate response to the Deutsche Bank subpoena from Trump's lawyers.

During his White House campaign, Trump said he would seek to improve ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which had been frequently strained during President Barack Obama's administration.

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Germany's Deutsche Bank is seen early evening in Frankfurt, Germany, January 26, 2016.

The single biggest cost was $1.7 million for salaries and benefits, including $500,000 for special counsel employees and $1.2 million for Department of Justice staff working under Mueller.

The president declined to say what he would do if Mueller began such an examination, but he continued, "I think that's a violation". The one exception was Deutsche Bank, to which Trump owed $364 million as of the end of a year ago.

That last one was just one piece of a broad campaign Trump undertook to hinder the Russian Federation investigation in general and the investigation of Flynn in particular, which reportedly included asking top officials in the intelligence community to pressure the FBI to shut it down and pressing Republican senators to end their own investigation.

All of those loans were taken out in 2012 and will mature in 2023 and 2024, according to the disclosure.

In June Deutsche Bank cited privacy laws when it rejected a request by House Democrats to provide details of Trump's finances.

An internal investigation carried out by Deutsche Bank didn't yield any evidence of connections between the client relationship with Trump and the bank's mirror trades affair, a person briefed on the matter said. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty. Manafort and Gates pleaded not guilty. The charges were brought as part of Mueller's investigation.

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