Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is zeroing in on Donald Trump’s business dealings. The former reality show star refused to release his tax returns during the campaign and after he was inaugurated but Mueller is following the money trail. Deutsche Bank is known for money laundering for Russia and Trump owes the bank a fuckton of money, as does his son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Deutsche Bank has now reportedly been subpoenaed by Mueller to provide information on Trump’s accounts, according to Reuters.
The bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions, a source told Reuters, confirming a report by German daily Handelsblatt which was published on Tuesday.
Germany’s largest bank has loaned the Trump organization millions of dollars for real estate ventures, and yet, the former reality show star cannot get a loan in the U.S.
In June, House Democrats requested details from Deutsche Bank of Trump’s finances but that was rejected.
Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the hostile foreign government.
Indictments have been issued and plea deals have been made with two of Trump’s former associates.
Mueller was looking into Trump’s business transactions as part of his ongoing probe in July and in response to that, Trump warned the special counsel that expanding the probe to his business ties would cross a line. That’s like saying, “Whatever you do, DO NOT LOOK AT MY FINANCES!” thus telling Mueller exactly where to look. We should be thankful at times like this that Trump has a big mouth.
Trump has not tweeted yet this morning but we’re sure it will be a doozy when he does. He can run but he can’t hide from Mr. Mueller.
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