President Donald Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow denied Tuesday reports that special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records related to the president’s financial transactions.
Sekulow told CBS News’ Major Garrett that Trump’s legal team confirmed with sources at Deutsche Bank that the reports indicating Mueller’s team requested Trump’s bank records were false.
Via @JaySekulow lawyer for @realDonaldTrump “We have confirmed that the news reports that the Special Counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the President are false. No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources.”
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) December 5, 2017
The denial comes hours after Reuters confirmed a report in the German daily, Handelsblatt that indicated Deutsche Bank received a subpoena for records related to Trump’s credit and money transactions. (RELATED: Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank For Trump’s Financial Records)
The initial story was followed by a corroborating ABC News report, which cited a source “close to the subpoena.”
Fox News’ John Roberts was the first call the initial reporting into question in a tweet issued shortly before Sekulow’s statement.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) December 5, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reiterated Sekulow’s denial of the reporting during a press briefing Tuesday afternoon.
Asked in July if Mueller would be crossing a “red line” should the investigation veer into examining his finances, Trump told The New York Times, “I would say yeah.”
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