Democratic lawmakers in the US Congress have
requested documents from German lender Deutsche Bank as part of their
investigation into the financial affairs of US President Donald
The request to Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions relates to the question of whether foreign states have tried to influence US policy, Representative Adam Schiff said on Monday in Washington.
The Intelligence Committee and the Finance Committee have subpoenaed the banks accordingly, he said. According to the New York Times, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup have also been requested to provide documentation. Schiff presides over the House Intelligence Committee. It and the Finance Committee have been trying to gain insight into Deutsche Bank's operations since the Democrats regained a majority in the US House of Representatives.
The core of the probe is transactions between Trump and Germany's largest bank and possible connections to Russia. According to Schiff, Deutsche Bank has been cooperative so far.
A spokeswoman for the bank said: "Deutsche Bank is in a productive dialogue with the committees." The bank wants to provide information as part of its legal obligations, she said. Spokespeople from the six largest US banks - JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley - either declined to comment or initially failed to respond to requests outside normal office hours.
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