Bloomberg, WSJ Correct Inaccurate Reports That Mueller Subpoenaed Trump's Bank Accounts

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Among its most interesting chapters is one relating to Tuesday's news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Trump's records with Deutsche Bank.

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.

Mueller's investigation - which is looking into alleged Russian interference into last year's USA election and whether Trump's winning campaign assisted in those efforts - appears to be entering a new phase. In fact, the president publically said to ...

"No subpoena has been issued or received", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a briefing.

Congressional Democrats had been calling on the bank to provide more information on Trump's $300 million in debt, but they were rebuffed-as Deutsche Bank said that sharing client data would be illegal unless they received a formal request to do so.

Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany's largest lender several weeks ago, forcing the bank to submit documents on its relationship with Trump and his family, according to a person briefed on the matter, who asked not to be identified because the action has not been announced.

But by Wednesday afternoon, Bloomberg Politics corrected its story to note that the subpoena related to people "affiliated" with Trump.

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Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's personal lawyers, denied anything of the sort.

Deutsche's connections to Russia aren't merely hypothetical: The bank has previously paid $670 million to US and United Kingdom regulators over its role in a Russian money-laundering scheme, but a Department of Justice inquiry into a $10 billion scheme has stalled for unclear reasons.

President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Asked if delving into his and his family's finances unrelated to the Russian Federation probe would cross a red line, Trump replied, "I would say yeah". 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. Allegedly the bank helped finance the renovation of the Old Post Office in Washington, the purchase of the Doral golf course in Florida and the construction of an office building in Chicago.

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

Internal Deutsche Bank documents seen by Reuters feature the names of Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his wife, Kathleen, in a series of client profiles.