US Special Counsel Mueller's office has spent $3.2m since May

Mueller Demands Trump's Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions: Report

Camera IconRobert Mueller has asked a German bank to look at account information of Donald Trump and his family.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has released a statement of the costs of investigating Russian meddling for the period from May 17 until the end of September, part of a commitment to release reports of his outlays every six months. CNN reported that investigators are scrutinizing Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russian Federation.

Deutsche Bank had been one of Trump's most reliable lenders.

A US official with knowledge of Mueller's probe said one reason for the subpoenas was to find out whether Deutsche Bank may have sold some of Trump's mortgage or other loans to Russian state development bank VEB or other Russian banks that now are under USA and European Union sanctions. He said that they have confirmed it with the bank itself and "other sources". That has indeed been a consistent line from Trump himself, the White House and the president's defenders: nobody did anything wrong, all the contacts with Russians were just routine, and there's nothing to hide.

In addition, the Justice Department has spent $3.5 million to support the investigation, though the special counsel's office says that money would have been spent anyway if Mueller had not been appointed.


"I think that's a violation", Mr. Trump told the paper. That figure includes a $170-million loan Trump took out to finish a hotel in Washington.

CNN Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju tweeted that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee actually blocked the Trump finances subpoena, refusing to order Deutsche Bank to hand over the Trump Organization's financial records.

An internal investigation carried out by Deutsche Bank didn't yield any evidence of connections between the client relationship with Trump and the bank's mirror trades affair, a person briefed on the matter said.

Lawyers for Manafort did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In October, the first indictments in his probe were unsealed in court against Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and an aide, Rick Gates.

In January, Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $630 million in fines for organizing $10 billion in sham trades that could have been used to launder money out of Russian Federation.

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