Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank in Trump investigation

Trump’s attacks put new FBI director in tough spot

Trump’s attacks put new FBI director in tough spot

United States special prosecutor Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank for Donald Trump's records as part of the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Germany's largest bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions, the person added, confirming a report by German daily Handelsblatt published on Tuesday.

The bank subpoena is the latest sign that the Special Counsel is casting a wide net, potentially going far beyond the original investigation into Russian interference in the election and and searching for any past wrongdoing by the president, his family, his aides, and his associates.

Russian Federation has denied meddling repeatedly and Trump has denied all allegations of collusion.

Regulators were analyzing whether the Trump Organization exposed the bank to risk due to bankruptcies in casino and hotel businesses, CBS reported.

Asked in July if Mueller would be crossing a "red line" should the investigation veer into examining his finances, Trump told The New York Times, "I would say yeah".

Trump got a $106 million loan from Deutsche Bank in 2011 to buy Doral, the golf resort in Miami, according to property filings with the local land register. In 2008 Trump sued the bank to get out of $40 million in guarantees he had made them on his loan.

Flynn is now cooperating with federal investigators.

Mueller's subpoena arrived just days after one of the most significant developments in the investigation to date, after former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI earlier this year and promised to cooperate fully with the investigation.

Mr. Mueller's investigation has led to charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates for work unrelated to the campaign.

Mueller has also obtained a guilty plea from Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos.

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