Trump's lawyer DENIES Mueller has subpoenaed president's bank records from German lender which loaned Trump Organization hundreds of millions of dollars
- Special counsel Robert Mueller reported to have subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank weeks ago, a report said?
- But the White House denied Trump's records had been ordered with his lawyer and press secretary?
- Deutsche Bank has been a major lender for Trump Organization projects and previously?rejected a request by House Democrats
- The bank 'remains committed to cooperating with authorized investigations into this matter'?
- The New York Times reported this summer regulators were reviewing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of loans
President Donald Trump's lawyer denied Tuesday that his and his family's banking records had been subpoenaed despite a report that Deutsche Bank had been told by Robert Mueller to hand over details of its lending.
The president's lawyer Jay Sekulow said no such subpoena existed after Reuters reported that?Germany's largest bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used his form of words to echo the denial.?
Reuters' source confirmed a report by German daily Handelsblatt published on Tuesday.
Deutsche Bank, which has loaned the Trump organization millions of dollars for real estate ventures, said it would not comment on any of its clients.
Germany's largest bank received a subpoena from special counsel Mueller several weeks ago, a source said. Trump's personal lawyer denied his or his family's banking records had been the subject of such an order
Sekulow, one of Trump's personal lawyers, said Deutsche Bank has not received any subpoena for financial records relating to the president as part of Mueller's probe.
'We have confirmed that the news reports that the Special Counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the president are false,' Sekulow told Reuters in a statement. 'No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources.'?
The bank would not comment on his claim, or the report that it had received the subpoena.
At the daily press briefing Huckabee Sanders repeated his form of words,saying: 'We confirmed that the news reports the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records related to the president are completely false.
'No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources. I think this is another example of the media going too far and too fast and we don't see it going in that direction.'
His denial does not appear to address whether Trump Organization financial records were ordered. Deutsche has loaned entities associated with the organization around $300 million. ?
Deutsche Bank rejected demands in June by U.S. House Democrats to provide details of Trump's finances, citing privacy laws.
Mueller is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion by Trump aides.
Russia has denied meddling in the election and Trump has said there was no collusion.
The bank told CBS News: 'Deutsche Bank takes its legal obligations seriously and remains committed to cooperating with authorized investigations into this matter.'
The New York Times has reported that bank regulators were reviewing hundreds of millions dollars worth of loans that Donald Trump's businesses had with Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest.
Giant lender: Deutsche, which is Germany's largest bank with its headquarters in Frankfurt, the financial capital, has made loans to the Trump Organization of around $300 million
A U.S. official with knowledge of Mueller's probe said one reason for the subpoenas was to find out whether Deutsche Bank may have sold some of Trump's mortgage or other loans to Russian state development bank VEB or other Russian banks that now are under U.S. and European Union sanctions.
Holding such debt, particularly if some of it was or is coming due, could potentially give Russian banks some leverage over Trump, especially if they are state-owned, said a second U.S. official familiar with Russian intelligence methods.
'One obvious question is why Trump and those around him expressed interest in improving relations with Russia as a top foreign policy priority, and whether or not any personal considerations played any part in that,' the second official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
A source close to Deutsche Bank said the bank had run checks on Trump's financial dealings with Russia.
Regulators were analyzing whether the Trump Organization exposed the bank to risk due to bankruptcies in casino and hotel businesses, CBS reported.?
?Trump has more debt with Deutsche Bank than any other lender.
According to Bloomberg, he owes the bank about $300 million. The lion's share,?a $170-million loan, relates to the luxury hotel the Trump Organization opened in Washington, D.C. inside the refurbished Old Post Office building.
Trump also has mortgages with the bank on his Trump National Doral Miami golf course and has borrowed off Trump Tower Chicago.?
Trump's debt to Deutsche Bank includes a?$170-million loan related to his luxury hotel in Washington, D.C.
Trump also has mortgages with the bank on his Trump National Doral Miami golf course (pictured) and has borrowed off Trump Tower Chicago
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White House official to make a guilty plea so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller
George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents
Word of the subpoena comes just days after former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.?
Mueller has also obtained a guilty plea from Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos. Two other Trump figures, former campaign chair Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, have been arrested on money laundering charges.
Trump told the New York Times this past summer he would consider it a 'violation' if Mueller were to expand the probe beyond Russia.??
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