Congressmen particularly interested in meeting the President’s son with the Russian lawyer
Donald trump Jr. on Wednesday appeared before the house Committee on intelligence in closed hearings on Russian interference in last year’s elections.
In September, trump Jr. has already spoken to the Senate Committee on the judiciary, where he said that the campaign headquarters of his father did not engage in collusion with Russia.
In the view of the investigation came a meeting which trump Jr. spent more than a year ago, in the midst of the election campaign for the Trump Tower skyscraper in new York city that housed the headquarters of the candidate.
Trump Jr., his son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign Manager by Paul Manafort met with the lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, which allegedly had ties with the Russian government. The broker promised son of trump, that it will give them the dirt on the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “in support of the candidacy of trump by the Russian government.”
Trump Jr. and Kouchner said that there was no incriminating information from Veselnitskaya was not.
Meanwhile, the White house on Tuesday strongly denied reports that spectracolor Mueller, guiding the investigation of the alleged involvement of Russia in last year’s presidential elections, has asked Deutsche Bank to provide data on the accounts of Donald trump and his family members.
However, the Bank itself, apparently, confirms that such request was, stating that it “takes its legal obligations very seriously and continues to be dedicated to cooperate with the official investigation of this case”.
According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, the Bank received a request from Muller a few weeks ago and has already transferred a number of key documents. It is also said on Tuesday the Agency Bloomberg, Reuters and Wall Street Journal.
“I’d say it’s more than just the sounding of the soil, – the former assistant Finance Minister for home Affairs Edwin Truman. At least they know that they have something to look for, and want to find out what is the nature of this information”.
William Pomeranz of the University of Georgetown believes that if the allegations were correct, “this shows that Muller is now leading the financials of the President of trump that the President was always called red line”.
“The essence of the potential charges is unclear, however, Deutsche Bank has already paid a large fine in the case of the laundering of Russian money, and I’m sure he would not want a new investigation of its Affairs with Russia,” notes Pomerantz.
“The request of spectacular to Deutsche Bank can be a very significant turn of events, – said Congressman Adam Schiff, a senior Democrat in the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives. – If Russia was laundering money through the Trump Organization, it will be much more compromising factor than any scandalous video, which can be used as leverage against Donald trump, his associates and relatives.”
According to Reuters, close to the investigation Muller the source said that one of the reasons for the request was the desire to find out, not sold to the Bank any mortgage or other debt obligations trump the Russian Vnesheconombank’s or other Russian banks that fall under EU sanctions and the United States.
The red line
Earlier this year trump, responding to a question about whether a check of his finances with a red line, said: “I’d say Yes.”
Trump, unlike other American presidents in the last 40 years, refused to publish their tax returns, reflecting his annual income. Billionaire trump has become the richest President in U.S. history, although some analysts doubt that his assets amount to 10 billion dollars, according to the President himself.
Before the inauguration of the trump still owns several companies that handed over control of Trump Organization their adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, as well as one of the top managers who have long worked in the company.