Saturday 21 October 2017

Democrats seek answers on bank ties to Russians

Committee Democrats sent a letter to Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan on Tuesday seeking details of internal reviews. (stock photo)
Committee Democrats sent a letter to Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan on Tuesday seeking details of internal reviews. (stock photo)

Karen Freifeld

Democrats on the US House Financial Services Committee said yesterday they have asked Deutsche Bank to provide information on whether any accounts connected to US President Donald Trump have ties to Russia.

Committee Democrats sent a letter to Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan on Tuesday seeking details of internal reviews to determine if Mr Trump's loans were backed by the Russian government.

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

Meanwhile, The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee twill subpoena former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its probe into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election after he declined to appear before the panel, its top Democrat said yesterday.

The committees want Flynn to provide information on whether there was collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and Trump denies any collusion.

Irish Independent

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