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Mueller's Trump Finances Subpoena Was Never Sent, Here's Why

07 December 2017
Mueller's Trump Finances Subpoena Was Never Sent, Here's Why

"The latest news supports our view that Mr. Mueller is too conflicted to investigate the FBI and should step down in favor of someone more credible", the newspaper said. Both men admitted to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about their contacts with Russians related to their work for Trump.

The details of the expenditures related to Mueller's investigation were laid out in a copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press, which was subsequently released publicly by the special counsel's office.

And the Journal said the time has come for Mueller to step down.

Mr Trump and Deutsche Bank have not always been on good terms.

A United States federal investigator probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election asked Deutsche Bank for data on accounts held by President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday.

In addition, Manafort and his longtime business associate, Rick Gates, are now facing several felony charges brought by the special counsel's office.

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the election, and potential collusion by Trump aides.

A controversial Trump tweet December 3 said: "I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn".

During his election campaign, Mr Trump said he would seek to improve ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which were strained during former president Barack Obama's administration. The bank has settled U.S. and United Kingdom investigations into how it helped Russian clients move money out of the country, but a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice is still outstanding.

In an editorial, the newspaper cited "troubling questions" about Mueller and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Norm Eisen, chair of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility, countered on Twitter: "Dowd is serving baloney for breakfast" as "courts regularly consider otherwise lawful conduct by government officials to be obstruction if undertaken with corrupt intent". The rest was spent on the relocation of Justice Department employees temporarily assigned to the expanding investigation, the report shows.

"A person close to the White House involved in the case termed the (Dec. 3) tweet "a screw-up of historic proportions" that has 'caused enormous consternation in the White House, ' " the Post said.