Not long after President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen testified in front of the House Oversight Committee regarding his old client’s alleged habit of inflating his finances, the New York Attorney General’s office has reportedly issued subpoenas for bank records related to certain Trump Organization properties.
To support his testimony, Cohen provided financial statements that he claimed had been sent to Deutsche Bank. Now, State Attorney General Letitia James is looking for more, according to The New York Times. Those additional records include loan applications, mortgages, lines of credit, and other documents having to do with the Trump National Doral hotel in Florida, the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, and the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The probe—which is reportedly civil, not criminal—also seeks records related to Trump’s attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills, a “person briefed on the subpoenas” told the Times.
The Times‘ source said the subpoenas were inspired by Cohen’s testimony about how Trump reported his finances. Deutsche Bank has been known to have backed a number of Trump Organization projects in the past, including lending $100 million for the Doral and $170 million for the D.C. hotel.
Deutsche Bank isn’t the only financial institution that is being sent subpoenas. James’ office is also reportedly seeking records from Investors Bank, which reportedly helped Trump with his Trump Park Avenue residential property in Manhattan. Both banks declined to comment on this when reached by the Times.
It’s unclear what James’ office expects to find in these records. Before she took office, James vowed to investigate Trump and his business deals.
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