Camera IconRobert Mueller has asked a German bank to look at account information of Donald Trump and his family.
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.
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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.
Sekulow told CBS News' Major Garrett that Trump's legal team confirmed with sources at Deutsche Bank that the reports indicating Mueller's team requested Trump's bank records were false.
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 USA official familiar with Russian intelligence methods. That has indeed been a consistent line from Trump himself, the White House and the president's defenders: nobody did anything wrong, all the contacts with Russians were just routine, and there's nothing to hide.More news: LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo out of UCLA after suspension
FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Germany's Deutsche Bank is seen early evening in Frankfurt, Germany, January 26, 2016. "I would say yes". "Look, this is about Russian Federation".
Deutsche Bank is not the only Trump-related business interest that is attracting the attention of investigators. In 2008 Trump sued the bank to get out of $40 million in guarantees he had made them on his loan.
All of those loans were taken out in 2012 and will mature in 2023 and 2024, according to the disclosure.
An internal investigation carried out by Deutsche Bank didn't yield any evidence of connections between the client relationship with Trump and the bank's mirror trades affair, a person briefed on the matter said.
In October, Manafort pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy against the United States.
In January, Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $630 million in fines for organizing $10 billion in sham trades that could have been used to launder money out of Russian Federation.