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Mueller spent $6.7M in Russian Federation probe

07 December 2017

A person familiar with Mueller's investigation told the news agency Reuters on Tuesday that Germany's largest bank received a subpoena from the United States 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.

Sekulow was responding to a report from German business newspaper Handelsblatt that Mueller had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank as part of his investigation into possible Russian involvement in the US presidential election campaign.

Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 USA election and any possible collusion by Trump associates.

The news came days after Mueller unveiled his fourth indictment in the sprawling Russian Federation probe, which is examining possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and what U.S. intelligence believes was an effort by Moscow to tilt the election in his favor. It was the first time Mr. Trump had said anything other than Mr. Flynn was sacked for lying to Mr. Pence. "The investigation would surely continue, though perhaps with someone who doesn't think his job includes protecting the FBI and Mr. (James) Comey from answering questions about their role in the 2016 election".

Deutsche Bank for months has rebuffed calls by Democratic lawmakers to provide more transparency over the roughly $300 million Trump owed to the bank for his real estate dealings prior to becoming president.

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Trump said that investigating his family's finances would be a"violation from Mueller

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

So far, the special counsel has charged four people as part of the investigation including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Bloomberg News and Handelsblatt reported yesterday that Mueller had subpoenaed the German lender to hand over financial information about Trump and members of his family. Spending on the probe escalated rapidly as the investigation concluded, Government Accountability Office figures showed at the time.

As Mueller's investigation unfolds, Trump has gone on the offensive.

President Trump's legal team confirms it is aware of media reports related to the subpoena, but there was no immediate comment from the White House or the president's attorneys.

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Mueller spent $6.7M in Russian Federation probe