As part of his investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 Presidential Election, special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for President Donald Trump’s account information, and the accounts of his family and business associates.
Deutsche Bank declined to comment, citing privacy laws, but did say the bank “takes its legal obligations seriously and remains committed to cooperating with authorized investigations into this matter.”
Trump and his family have a long-running relationship with Deutsche Bank. A month before election day, a real estate company owned by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son in law, finalized a $285 million loan as part of a refinancing package for one of the company’s properties in Times Square.
Deutsche Bank has a history of being linked to criminal activity. The bank was ordered to pay $630 million in penalties because it was involved in a $10 billion Russian money-laundering scheme in January 2017.
It is possible that Mueller and his team are focusing on Jared Kushner as their next big target, which analysts say would explain why the special counsel’s office is now requesting financial records. Mueller’s team retains financial experts, so if there is anything to be found, it is certain the special counsel team will find it.
Mueller and his team have charged four members of Trump’s administration already. Each day, they come closer to uncovering the full truth about whether Russia interfered with the election, and any other crimes that were committed by Trump’s inner circle. Knowing that now the financial records will be closely scrutinized, it makes it hard to wait for what new information will be uncovered.