Deutsche Bank denies House Democrats’ request for info on Trump accounts: report

Deutsche Bank has not responded to questions from several Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee asking to verify whether President Trump’s has any financial ties to Russia, according to Reuters.

Various members of the panel sent a letter to Deutsche Bank’s CEO John Cryan in May, requesting information that could show whether loans for Trump’s real estate business were connected to the Kremlin.

“Congress remains in the dark on whether loans Deutsche Bank made to President Trump were guaranteed by the Russian government, or were in any way connected to Russia,” the Democrats said in their letter to the German bank.

“It is critical that you provide this committee with the information necessary to assess the scope, findings and conclusions of your internal reviews.”

No Republicans signed onto the request.

The committee’s members gave the bank until last Friday to respond. The bank confirmed they received the letter, however they did not provide “substantive” responses to the questions asked, an unnamed Democratic staff member told Reuters.

The request comes as the Trump administration continues to deal with a series of reports surrounding the federal probe into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russian election interference. 

 

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