A person familiar with Mueller's investigation told the news agency Reuters on Tuesday that Germany's largest bank received a subpoena from the usa special counsel several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions, confirming a report by German daily Handelsblatt published on the same day.
Trump had liabilities of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of the German bank, according to a federal financial disclosure form released in June by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
Special counsel Robert Mueller spent $3.2 million over that time.
Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 United States presidential election and potential collusion by Trump aides.
Trump's relationship with Deutsche Bank stretches back some two decades and the roughly $300 million he owed to the bank represented almost half of his outstanding debt, according to a July 2016 analysis by Bloomberg. Trump has a long history of shady dealings - outright scams such as Trump University, refusing to pay vendors who supplied him with goods and services, bankruptcies that allowed him to skate away from huge debts while others were left holding the bag.
- There's the question of whether Trump or anyone else committed any financial crimes; former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has already been indicted on that score, and there could be more to come.
While Trump campaigned during the 2016 election, the bank rejected calls to be transparent about exactly how much money Trump owes and why. Trump has denied any wrongdoing. The president's financial records could potentially show whether Trump owes or has received money from suspects connected to Russian Federation.
Citing two people familiar with the meeting, CNN reported that former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was the prime topic of the conversation between Kushner and Mueller's team. In 2008 Trump sued the bank to get out of $40 million in guarantees he had made them on his loan.
In that tweet about Flynn, Trump closes by saying, "There was nothing to hide!"
- Flynn lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the substance of his conversations with Kislyak.
Funds were spent on personnel, travel and office space, the Justice Department said. And nobody has more to hide than the president himself; he didn't withhold his tax returns because he's so modest about how wealthy he is. We have official confirmation that the Trump finances subpoena was never sent, and we even know why.