"We have confirmed that the news reports that the Special Counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the president are false". "No subpoena has been issued or received". Handelsblatt reported the subpoena earlier Tuesday. A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment.
Trump has a history of dealings with Deutsche Bank during his career as a NY property mogul, and his businesses owed it around United States dollars 300 million in July 2016, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Representative Maxine Waters of California and other Democrats have asked whether the bank's loans to Trump, made years before he ran for president, were in any way connected to Russian Federation.
In June, the German bank rejected a demand by Democrats to provide details of the President's finances, citing privacy laws.
Trump's lawyer denied a subpoena had been issued. Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, becoming the fourth associate of the president ensnared by Mueller's probe. Deutsche Bank seems like a target far afield from that mission, and more like Mueller has taken on a far broader role as a shadow Department of Justice.
In 2012, his Trump International Hotel Hotel and Tower in Chicago was loaned up to $640m, according to a property filing.
Deutsche Bank had been one of Trump's most reliable lenders.
Deutsche Bank has loaned the Trump Organization millions for real-estate ventures. He spent $26,592 in the probe's first phase, from the time he was appointed on December 30, 2003 to March 31, 2004, on personnel, travel, contracts and supplies, according to an audit from the Government Accountability Office. Who knows what specific bit of news would ultimately cause Trump to act, but it's looking more probable every day that he'll try.
Kushner, who is son-in-law to Trump spoke with Mueller's team for less than 90 minutes, the report said. George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, made a similar plea deal with Mueller's prosecutors in October. So when he set out to relaunch his empire, he turned to Deutsche Bank for the financing he couldn't find elsewhere.
It was also revealed days ago that White House Senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Mueller's team as part of its Russian Federation meddling probe.