Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Camille Rivera

Robert Mueller details millions in cost of early months of probe

Robert Mueller details millions in cost of early months of probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly forced a German bank to hand over documents on its relationship with President Donald Trump and members of his family.

Mr Mueller issued a subpoena to the bank several weeks ago demanding data on transactions linked to the USA president, Reuters news agency and a German newspaper say. It said the subpoena was received several weeks ago.

The bank rejected demands in June by U.S. House Democrats to provide details of Trump's finances, citing privacy laws.

Specific requests of the bank were not immediately clear but ABC News has previously reported Deutsche Bank loaned the Trump Organization more than $300 million for real estate transactions prior to Trump becoming president. The Mueller investigation now wants the bank to detail any ties between those trades or other Russian financing as it seeks to identify anyone connected to Donald Trump, his family or advisers.

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Mueller's investigation - which is looking into alleged Russian interference into last year's US election and whether Trump's winning campaign assisted in those efforts - appears to be entering a new phase. Despite the worldwide focus of Mueller's probe, only about $2,800 was spent on actual travel costs.

Deutsche Bank has been one of the few major banks willing to regularly lend to Trump, who alienated large banks in NY with his past financial troubles.

Much of the investigation so far has focused on contacts between officials in the Trump campaign and transition with Russian officials and representatives.

Separately, Deutsche Bank has lent Trump up to $170 million for the Old Post Office, a historic Washington property where he has opened a hotel. He also has two mortgages against his Trump National Doral Miami resort and a loan against his tower in Chicago. Above, a Deutsche Bank building in London. The bank has settled U.S. and United Kingdom investigations into how it helped Russian clients move money out of the country, but a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice is still outstanding.

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Deutsche Bank is not the only Trump-related business interest that is attracting the attention of investigators.

Meanwhile, White House attorneys denied the Bloomberg report as well. In particular, Trump hailed the news that one of Mueller's aides had been removed from his job over the summer for some anti-Trump text messages.

As of Tuesday morning, neither the White House or Trump had commented on the report.

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