Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank over loans to Trump

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Dexter Carr | 06 December, 2017, 00:13

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spent more than $3.2 million in the opening months of his federal criminal investigation into Russian interference in last year's USA election and whether President Donald Trump or anyone close to him colluded in it.

Camera IconUS Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into the finances of the Trump family.

Deutsche Bank has loaned the Trump organization an estimated $300 million for its real estate dealings prior to Donald Trump becoming president.

Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany's largest lender several weeks ago, forcing the bank to submit documents on its relationship with Trump and his family, according to a person briefed on the matter, who asked not to be identified because the action has not been announced.

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.

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USA investigators are said to be demanding information on dealings linked to Mr Trump as part of an investigation into alleged Russian influence in the U.S. presidential election, according to Handelsblatt and Reuters. Mueller incorporated several ongoing investigations within the Justice Department including those of Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's business activities and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. CNN reported that investigators are scrutinizing Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russian Federation. That figure includes a $170-million loan Trump took out to finish a hotel in Washington.

The special counsel has over a dozen lawyers working for his office.

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates appeared in court after being indicted by a federal grand jury in October.

The news could also elicit a strong reaction from the president, who has previously said that any attempt to investigate his personal business dealings would go beyond Mueller's investigative mandate and would represent a "violation".

Citing two people familiar with the meeting, CNN reported that former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was the prime topic of the conversation between Kushner and Mueller's team.

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