Fake News Alert: No Trump Bank Records Subpoenaed by Mueller Team Says White House

WHITE HOUSE: NO BANK RECORDS SUBPOENAED

During a Tuesday presser, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders contradicted mainstream media reports claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed President Trump’s Deutsche Bank records. Handelsblatt, who first broke the news about the respective subpoena, claimed that Deutsche Bank was requested by Mueller’s team to provide the investigators with details of documents and transactions pertaining to President Trump and his family members, as the probe into the now-forgotten Russia collusion is now turning its attention to the POTUS’ bank accounts. Deutsche Bank is a German, not a Russian bank, but let that go.

As per a  Bloomberg piece:

“the news comes as Mueller’s investigation appears to be entering a new phase, with Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleading guilty Friday to lying to FBI agents, becoming the fourth associate of the president ensnared by Mueller’s probe. More significantly, he also is providing details to Mueller about the Trump campaign’s approach to Flynn’s controversial meeting with a Russian envoy during the presidential transition.”

A few months ago, back in June, Deutsche Bank rejected a request from US officials to provide them with information of its relationship/dealings with Donald Trump, deeming the release of information illegal short of receiving a subpoena, i.e. a formal request. The German bank has a 2-decade long business relationship with Donald Trump and has lent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Trump Organization during these years. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday:

We confirmed that the news reports [that] the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records related to the president are completely false. 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.

“I’m not going to get into hypothetical situations and try to determine everything that could happen. We know it hasn’t happened up until this point and that the reports out were totally false and again the media got ahead of their skis a little bit pushing and driving that story that wasn’t true.”

I just want Democrats to be clear: They’ve completely given up on ‘collusion’ and are now full steam ahead on ‘financial problems’. The FBI and Mueller’s investigation is discredited, now that the extreme partisanship of two top investigators, Strzok and Weissmann, is exposed in writing. McCabe and Strzok tricked Flynn into an interview without a lawyer in January. No wonder McCabe won’t meet with House Intel.

Frankly, there should never have been an investigation until the basis, i.e. the fake dossier, was vetted.  The HRC campaign-funded dossier started all of this, and HRC is probably laughing uncontrollably (at least when she isn’t coughing uncontrollably).  And, if this was truly about Russian collusion, why isn’t the Clinton’s role with the Russians and UR1 a focus of Mueller’s investigation?  The answer is, this was always about getting Trump and not Russia.  In the end, the US taxpayers will have spent millions of dollars on a few process crimes, and Washington will have wasted months if not years of opportunity to shed the Obama legacy.

If Attorney General Sessions cannot do his job and prevent a miscarriage of justice by the tainted Mueller & team, AG Sessions should resign immediately to protect the integrity of the DOJ.  AG Sessions was neutered by his ill-advised, blanket recusal.