Witch Hunt: Mueller Expands Investigation, Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records

Witch Hunt: Mueller Expands Investigation, Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records

It’s been a year since Trump won the election. Democrats have been yammering about Russian interference even longer. Mueller has been investigating for the majority of 2017. So far, no proof of Russian collusion. People said this investigation would go off the rails in investigating everything, rather than “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump…” Mueller can basically do whatever he wants, with really no control on the scope of investigations by the Judicial branch nor Legislative Branch. At this point, the investigation is so far outside the original scope as to be nothing but revenge for winning an election

(Bloomberg) Special prosecutor Robert Mueller zeroed in on President Donald Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections widens.

Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest lender several weeks ago, forcing the bank to submit documents on its relationship with Trump and his family, according to a person briefed on the matter, who asked not to be identified because the action has not been announced. (snip)

Deutsche Bank for months has rebuffed calls by Democratic lawmakers to provide more transparency over the roughly $300 million Trump owed to the bank for his real estate dealings prior to becoming president. Representative Maxine Waters of California and other Democrats have asked whether the bank’s loans to Trump, made years before he ran for president, were in any way connected to Russia. The bank previously rejectedthose demands, saying sharing client data would be illegal unless it received a formal request to do so. Trump has denied any wrongdoing. (snip)

Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank stretches back some two decades and the roughly $300 million he owed to the bank represented nearly half of his outstanding debt, according to a July 2016 analysis by Bloomberg. That figure includes a $170-million loan Trump took out to finish a hotel in Washington. He also has two mortgages against his Trump National Doral Miami resort and a loan against his tower in Chicago.

Trump’s holdings and other things related to Deutsche have virtually nothing to do with any sort of collusion accusation, except though magical thinking in that Deutsche does business with Russia. Like lots of giant banks.

In July, Trump said in an interview with the New York Times that if Mueller examined his family’s finances beyond any relationship with Russia he’d consider it “a violation.” Mueller’s investigation had expanded to examine a broad range of transactions involving the president’s businesses, including dealings by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a person familiar with the probe told Bloomberg News after the publication of the Times interview.

One has to wonder if Mueller is intentionally attempting to get Trump to fire him, so that Democrats can push impeachment over “obstruction of justice.”

This farce has gone on long enough. It was based on whiny complaints made up with no evidence, along with the totally fake FusionGPS document. Then ramped up after the election by Sore Losers. Mueller hasn’t found any evidence of collusion after all this time. A main investigator for Mueller, who’s also a Democrat supporter, was a big time Hillary supporter and wrote nasty things about Trump. And let’s not forget that none of Hillary’s aides were punished for lying to the FBI. Nor has Hillary been charged, despite lying to the FBI.

Unless Mueller can offer concrete proof that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia at this time, end it. No more witch hunts.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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