Waters Statement on Reports That Deutsche Bank has Been Subpoenaed by Special Counsel Mueller
Washington, DC, December 5, 2017
Today, in response to reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records relating to President Trump and his family, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement:
“I am pleased to see reports that Special Counsel Mueller is following the Trump money trail, as I have always believed it is the key to piecing together the ties between the President, his associates, and the Kremlin. I and other Financial Services Committee Democrats have been calling on Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Committee Republicans to help us unravel these ties, and get to the bottom of Trump’s highly unusual relationship with Deutsche Bank, but they have refused to cooperate in every case. Deutsche Bank’s unusual lending pattern to the President must be explored. I have full confidence in Mr. Mueller’s investigation.”
On Friday, Ranking Member Waters wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to request information on the status of the Department of Justice’s investigation into Deutsche Bank’s Russian mirror trading scheme, Attorney General Session’s involvement in the investigation, and whether President Trump or his family members or associates have sought to influence the investigation. In July, Ranking Member Waters wrote to Sessions to demand his immediate recusal from any Department of Justice investigation into Deutsche Bank’s Russian mirror trading scheme and any investigation into any loans Deutsche Bank provided to President Trump or his immediate family members.