Russia's role in US presidential election: Govt asks Deutsche Bank for info on Michael Flynn-linked transactions, says report

The US government has requested that Deutsche Bank provide information on transactions potentially linked to Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security advisor

AFP December 16, 2017 11:06:24 IST
Russia's role in US presidential election: Govt asks Deutsche Bank for info on Michael Flynn-linked transactions, says report

Washington: The US government has requested that Deutsche Bank provide information on transactions potentially linked to Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security advisor, according to a media report.

Russias role in US presidential election Govt asks Deutsche Bank for info on Michael Flynnlinked transactions says report

Michael T. Flynn. AP

The request is part of an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election that brought Trump to office, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Flynn has pleaded guilty in a deal under which he agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation.

Earlier this week, two sources said that Germany's biggest bank had been subpoenaed for records.

A source close to the matter told AFP that the bank had received a subpoena from Mueller's team for documents related to its dealings with the US president and had already begun to provide them.

A second source familiar with the investigation told AFP that the subpoena was linked to Trump's indicted former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

But the White House denied that the president was directly targeted.

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