House Jan. 6 Committee hits Trump with subpoenas for records from Deutsche Bank, Deutsche CBA, and Capital One
(CNSNews.com) – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is hitting the Trump Administration with subpoenas aimed at turning up more information about its financial dealings with Russia.
In letters sent Friday morning to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Office of Government Ethics and the Office of Government Ethics, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform said in a letter to all of them:
“With respect to Deutsche Bank, you are hereby directed to provide the committee with any documents or accounting records you deem appropriate related to the bank’s role in facilitating or receiving any of the aforementioned transactions to the President of the United States.”
“With respect to Capital One, you are hereby directed to provide the committee with any documents or accounting records you deem appropriate related to the bank’s role in facilitating or receiving any of the aforementioned transactions to the President of the United States.”
“We have requested information from the Treasury Department and the Department of Justice related to the financial dealings and activities of Deutsche Bank and Capital One,” the letter said. “The Committee is particularly interested in ensuring that the transactions in question are made public to the public.”
That will include documents that have been previously reviewed by the committees in its investigations into President Donald Trump’s finances, and documents the Department of Justice has reviewed in connection with the special counsel’s Russia inquiry.
Among the other subjects under the subpoena are a number of individuals and entities previously mentioned in the Russia investigation, including Deutsche Bank, who was a subject of the Justice Department’s probe when it was known as a bank and Capital One, a credit card company known as “the place where everybody went.”
The letter said the subpoenas will be enforced “as soon as possible in order for the committee to carry out its investigations and to ensure that all Americans know how our government is operating in the public interest.”
The House’s inquiry into the Trump administration’s and the president’s financial dealings started immediately after the election, with a series