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Robert Mueller has spent $3.2 million on special counsel's Russian Federation investigation

06 December, 2017, 00:15 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Germany's Deutsche Bank has reportedly received a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Above a Deutsche Bank building in London

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

In a statement Tuesday, attorney Jay Sekulow says such reporting is "false" and says "no subpoena has been issued or received".

Handelsblatt said the subpoena requested information on the bank's dealings with the Trumps, where Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, and her husband Jared Kushner are also clients. It is not clear whether Mueller is interested in the bank accounts because they are connected to the Russian Federation probe or if he is investigating another matter.

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.

While Trump campaigned during the 2016 election, the bank rejected calls to be transparent about exactly how much money Trump owes and why.

CNN Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju tweeted that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee actually blocked the Trump finances subpoena, refusing to order Deutsche Bank to hand over the Trump Organization's financial records.




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.

Deutsche Bank management is ready to share information about the lender's dealings with Trump and is hopeful that doing so will help end the series of inquiries from Democrats, an executive at the bank, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations, has previously told Bloomberg News.

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.

In October, Manafort pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy against the United States. 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.

Another $3.5 million has separately been spent by law enforcement personnel working on the investigation but who do not directly report to Mueller, DOJ said.

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