Mueller's Trump Finances Subpoena Was Never Sent, Here's Why
00:35, Dec 6, 2017
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United States special counsel Robert Mueller has asked Germany's Deutsche Bank to provide records of accounts held by Donald Trump, according to reports.
"Germany's largest bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions, the person said, without giving details, adding key documents had been handed over in the meantime".
In June, Deutsche Bank already rejected demands by US House Democrats to provide details of Trump's finances, saying sharing client data would be illegal unless it received a formal request to do so.
Deutsche Bank has loaned the Trump organization an estimated $300 million for its real estate dealings prior to Donald Trump becoming president.
Deutsche Bank is not the only Trump-related business interest that is attracting the attention of investigators.
Mueller is investigating whether the Trump campaign helped Russian Federation in the Kremlin's efforts to interfere in the election to throw it to Trump.
At this point, we don't know exactly what Mueller is looking for in the Deutsche Bank records.
What we do know is that the Russian Federation investigation has led Mueller to Trump's personal finances, which provide a target-rich environment if you suspect financial malfeasance.
Mueller's probe, established on May 17, is mandated to continue the FBI investigation into the Russian government's alleged efforts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Camera IconRobert Mueller has asked a German bank to look at account information of Donald Trump and his family.
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.
On Friday, Mueller revealed a guilty plea by Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, who admitted lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
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.
The president declined to say what he would do if Mueller began such an examination, but he continued, "I think that's a violation". In October, the first indictments in his probe were unsealed in court against Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and an aide, Rick Gates.
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