We Goofed on Trump-Russia — Bloomberg Admits

We Goofed on Trump-Russia — Bloomberg Admits

Judge Andrew Napolitano said USA special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, reportedly subpoenaing Deutsche Bank is unsafe for President Donald Trump.

German business paper Handelsblatt reported earlier on Wednesday that Mueller had subpoenaed the German lender to hand over financial information about Mr Trump and members of his family.

Mueller's investigation - which is looking into alleged Russian interference into last year's US election and whether Trump's winning campaign assisted in those efforts - appears to be entering a new phase.

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer John Dowd disputed that account, saying he had been told by Deutsche Bank that no such subpoena had been issued.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, insisted the Bloomberg report was wrong at her Tuesday press briefing.

The Wall Street Journal likewise initially reported, "Trump's Deutsche Bank Records Subpoenaed by Mueller", before updating its headline to, "Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank Records Related to Trump".

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"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.

Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's personal lawyers, denied anything of the sort. He said that no subpoena had been received by the bank and that no records had been turned over to Mueller as a result.

It's clear, Harding tells Rolling Stone, that Deutsche Bank Moscow "was compromised" and did this "unseemly, Faust-like deal with VTB to make very big profits, very quickly and to stun its rivals in Moscow, other investment banks, just by having the right people with the right FSB connections".

Russian Federation has denied interfering in the election and Trump has said there was no collusion. But that's where this story gets interesting: After a judge ordered Trump to repay the money he owed Deutsche Bank, Trump did it using money he borrowed from. The bank sued to force Trump to pay a portion of the debt: $40 million plus legal fees and interest.

In a July 9 interview with the New York Times, Trump said Mueller should not extend his investigation into Trump's finances if they were not directly related to the Russian Federation accusations. "And a $170 million loan to finish his hotel in Washington in the old post office tower". In fact, Trump went on, because of the bank's role in creating this "once-in-a-century credit tsunami", Deutsche Bank owed him money, to the tune of $3 billion in damages. Trump campaign chairman Paul Monafort, his deputy Rick Gates and campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have also been charged. The charges were brought as part of Mueller's investigation.

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