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Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank over loans to Trump

06 December 2017

(Trump's lawyer denies he meant the tweet this way, and Trump denies Comey's account of their conservation).

The Trump International Hotel is shown on August 10, 2017 in Washington.

Another $733,969 was spent on equipment, but the report does not provide details. Then not long after that, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow confirmed to Reuters that there was no Trump finances subpoena sent to Deutsche Bank. Michael Offit, a former head of Deutsche Bank's commercial real estate desk who initiated the bank's relationship with Trump in the 1990s, raises one possibility: Mueller could be interested in who provided the money Deutsche Bank used for the Trump loans.

Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the election, and potential collusion by Trump aides.

Russian Federation has denied USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that it meddled in the election and Trump has said there was no collusion with Moscow.

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent about $3.2 million in the first 4-1/2 months of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed in a report on Tuesday. 'No subpoena has been issued or received.

Statues stand outside a Deutsche Bank AG bank branch in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 20, 2016.

Mueller's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The bank told Bloomberg, in a statement, that it had always cooperated with investigating authorities. A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment. Mueller's subpoena to Deutsche Bank may be aimed at exploring those claims.

Two flags, one subpoena. Deutsche Bank went on to back several lucrative deals, including the financing of 40 Wall Street and the Trump World Tower near the United Nations.

But the development nevertheless represents a significant blow to the president personally and indicates that Mueller is not limiting his probe to Trump campaign officials.

On being questioned if he was anxious about what Flynn might say, the president said, "No, I'm not". It's actually welcome news for the bank.

Reuters' source confirmed a report by German daily Handelsblatt published on Tuesday. In July, he told the New York Times such an action would amount to crossing a red line. More recently, though, he has highlighted news reports that Peter Strzok, the former top FBI official assigned to the investigation, was reassigned after it was discovered he and another team member had exchanged texts disparaging Trump and supporting Clinton. But after he failed to make a large interest payment, Trump ended up suing the Deutsche Bank for billions, launching a period of acrimonious litigation.

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. After a string of bankruptcies and broken promises, pretty much every other major bank stopped lending Trump money some years ago.

Deutsche Bank countersued and the two sides eventually settled.

Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank over loans to Trump