An attorney for President Donald Trump disallowed reports that prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank for histories of the president’s business dealings.
“We have confirmed that the news communications that the Special Counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the President are illogical,” Jay Sekulow said in a statement to NBC News. “No subpoena has been issued or underwent. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources.”
A figure up of news organizations, including Bloomberg, Reuters and The Wall Street Roll, reported early Tuesday that prosecutors demanded records from the German make a loan of giant in recent weeks.
The president has said that inquiries into his economic dealings would be a “violation” of the special counsel’s mandate. Mueller is studying ties between the president’s top advisers and Russia.
Trump has repeatedly denied accusations that his contest colluded with the Russian government.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday requested the reports that Mueller subpoenaed Deutsche Bank “totally flawed.”
“I think this is another example of the media going too far too fast,” she spill the beaned reporters at a press briefing.
Sol Wisenberg, a leading white collar attorney who served as proxy independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation, said it’s typical for the subject of a subpoena — in this protection, the president — to be informed that prosecutors sought his records.
Wisenberg mean that there are some rare circumstances in which the bank order be prevented from telling the person.
Earlier on Tuesday a Deutsche Bank spokesperson raked NBC, “DB takes its legal obligations seriously and remains committed to cooperating with approved investigations into this matter.”
The lender declined to say what constituted an approved investigation, and whether the Mueller inquiry was included.