White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday disputed reports by Bloomberg and Reuters citing an anonymous source saying special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed President Trump’s bank records, expanding the probe of Russian influence in the 2016 election to the president’s personal finances.
“We confirmed that the news reports [that] the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records related to the president are completely false,” Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing.
“No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources. I think this is another example of the media going too far and too fast and we don’t see it going in that direction,” she said.
Bloomberg earlier reported Mueller was widening his probe to include Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG, issuing a subpoena to the bank to submit documents on its relationship with Trump and his family.
Bloomberg said 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. (Read more from “More Fake News? White House Denies Trump Records Subpoenaed” HERE)