Trump Said Probing His Finances Would Be A 'Red Line.' That's Exactly What Robert Mueller Is Now Doing.




Trump Said Probing His Finances Would Be A 'Red Line.' That's Exactly What Robert Mueller Is Now Doing.
Trump Said Probing His Finances Would Be A 'Red Line.' That's Exactly What Robert Mueller Is Now Doing.  

Special counsel Robert Mueller has taken his Russia investigation closer to the heart of Donald Trump, looking into the finances of the president and his family.

Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank to shareinformation on accounts held by the Trump family as part of his investigation into Russia's alleged attempts to influence the 2016 election, Reuters reported Tuesday. The bank has loaned the Trump organization millions of dollars over the years.

Trump does not like revealing details of his finances. He still hasn't released his tax returns, unlike other presidents in recent history.

And in July, Trump implied that he would consider firing Mueller if he started looking into his finances. From his interview with New York Times reporters Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman:

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.

Trump has reportedly considered firing Mueller in the past. Last week, after Mueller charged Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, with lying to the FBI, speculation picked up again that the president may take the drastic step.

"I would worry in a real way that Donald Trump may preemptively pardon some people, and I still worry in a real way that Donald Trump may decide to cause the firing of Robert Mueller," Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney who was ousted by Trump, said on Monday.

With Flynn now cooperating with Mueller, the investigation is moving closer and closer to Trump and his inner circle ― including his son-in-law and trusted adviser, Jared Kushner.

Trump, of course, is in this situation because he initially fired James Comey. The FBI director said Trump approached him and tried to get him to ease up on the Russia investigation and to specifically be lenient toward Flynn ― who lied about his interactions with Russian officials before the inauguration.

After the disclosure of the pressure Trump had placed on Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

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