25 de junio de 2018
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
English - News

Trump's attorney denies Mueller issued subpoena to Deutsche Bank

Washington, Dec 5 (efe-epa).- US President Donald Trump's attorney on Tuesday denied that Germany's Deutsche Bank provided information about the mogul's accounts to the special counsel heading the Russia probe, Robert Mueller, as several media outlets had reported earlier in the day.

Washington, Dec 5 (efe-epa).- US President Donald Trump's attorney on Tuesday denied that Germany's Deutsche Bank provided information about the mogul's accounts to the special counsel heading the Russia probe, Robert Mueller, as several media outlets had reported earlier in the day.

In a statement, Jay Sekulow, one of the president's lawyers, said that Mueller had not issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest bank, as The Wall Street Journal and the German daily Handelsblatt had reported earlier.

"We have confirmed that the news reports that the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the president are false," said Sekulow in a brief statement. "No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources."

According to The Wall Street Journal, Mueller several weeks ago sent to the bank a request for information about bank accounts owned by Trump and people close to him, including his relatives.

With the aim of guaranteeing the independence of the Russia probe, the Department of Justice in May designated Mueller - the former FBI director - as special counsel to examine the potential links between the Kremlin and Trump's election campaign.

According to the German daily Handelsblatt on Tuesday, the FBI asked Deutsche Bank several weeks ago for the information on the US leader's accounts there.

Before becoming president, Trump had accounts at Deutsche Bank for his real estate businesses.

Deutsche Bank, which to date has invoked banking secrecy rules to avoid providing the information, granted some $300 million in loans to Trump.

A spokesman for the bank would only confirm that the financial institution is "cooperating" with the investigatory authorities without providing further details, the daily reported.

Germany's top bank has been one of the big providers of liquidity for the Trump family and one of the few financial entities not to back off extending loans to the mogul, although other banks had detected significant risk in some of his business activities and refused to lend to him.

In June, several media outlets published reports that Deutsche Bank made a $285 million loan to Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, a month before the election as part of a refinancing maneuver on one of Kushner's New York properties.

The president said in a July interview with The New York Times that if Mueller began investigating his, or his family's, finances, that would cross a "red line" and would be a violation, since Mueller is ostensibly investigating the Russia connection and not the mogul's personal business activities.

So far, Mueller's investigation has resulted in indictments against four people linked to Trump: his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn; his former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, and Manafort's No. 2 official, Rick Gates; and former adviser George Papadopoulos.

Comentarios

Histórico de noticias
Leftist leads opinion poll ahead of Mexican presidential elections

Mexico City, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was leading with 37.7 percent in a voting intention poll ahead of the...

Morales hits homer, seals victory for the Toronto Blue Jays

Los Angeles, USA, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Cuban rising star Kendrys Morales on Sunday hit a homer in the 10th inning and secured the 7-6 victory for the Toronto...

Hernandez, Bellinger hit two home runs each in 8-7 win for Dodgers over Mets

New York, USA, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Puerto Rican shortstop Enrique Hernandez and first baseman Cody Bellinger each hit two home runs on Sunday for the Los...

Miami to celebrate Hispanic Theater Festival despite state-wide budget cuts

Miami, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The 33rd edition of the International Hispanic Theater Festival of Miami will not count the state of Florida among its "proud...

Brazilian graffiti artist Kobra unveils new mural in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Wold-renowned Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra unveiled his latest mural "Ethnicities, Unity Among Peoples and Peace"...

Messi's family, friends celebrate his 31st birthday in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Argentine national team star Lionel Messi turns 31 on Sunday and both his family and friends flooded social media with...

Colombia asks its soccer fans to stay calm about match against Poland

Bogota, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Authorities called on Colombians this Sunday to enjoy without damaging incidents and accidents the World Cup game between their...

Migrant crisis at US-Mexico border revives memories of Japanese camps

Los Angeles, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The Japanese American National Museum, in this city's Little Tokyo Historic District, is home to a permanent exhibit that...

Spain will expand relations with LatAm, former PM says

La Paz, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Sunday in La Paz that the current government of his country will...

Brazil's Flamengo close to signing Colombian striker Uribe

Rio de Janeiro, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Colombian striker Fernando Uribe, whose contract with Mexican league club Deportivo Toluca ends on June 30, is close to...

Sporting Kansas City tighten hold on lead, Red Bulls gain ground in MLS

Houston, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Sporting Kansas City knocked off the Houston Dynamo 3-2, tightening its grip this weekend on the Major League Soccer (MLS)...

LGBT pride march celebrates diversity in Guatemala

Guatemala City, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Thousands of Guatemalans took to the streets for an LGBT pride march, demanding equality and an end to sexual...

Mexico's Berchelt crushes Argentina's Barros, retains WBC belt

Merida, Mexico, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Mexico's Miguel 'The Scorpion' Berchelt retained his WBC super featherweight title Saturday after crushing Argentina's...

Nicaragua's Catholic Church urges early polls as violence resumes

Managua, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- The Catholic Church of Nicaragua on Saturday urged the country's president to hold early elections to facilitate dialogue to end...

Eruption of Kilauea volcano causes 5.2 magnitude quake in Hawaii

Washington DC, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- The eruption of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, United States, which began spitting lava more than a month ago, caused a...

US says 522 immigrant children back with families as protests continue

Washington DC, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- The United States announced Saturday that it has reunited 522 immigrant children with their families who were separated...

LGBT march in Mexico City declares "We're not giving up!"

Mexico City, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Thousands of people took part Saturday in the 40th Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) March in Mexico City under...

Colombia to confirm Monday if bodies belong to slain Ecuadorian journalists

Cali, Colombia, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Relatives of the team of Ecuadorian journalists who were kidnapped and murdered by FARC dissidents in March said that the...

Nicaraguan gov't forces accused of new attack that leaves 4 dead

Managua, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- At least four people died over the last few hours, including a 1 1/2-year-old baby, in simultaneous attacks by "combined forces"...

Satellogic, seeking to turn Uruguay into a leading satellite manufacturer

Montevideo, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Satellogic, a company that was established in Uruguay in 2015 and was named one of the three most innovative firms in Latin...

Mexican fans celebrate after El Tri opens the scoring against South Korea

Mexico City, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Mexican fans in this capital erupted with joy when forward Carlos Vela converted a first-half penalty try to give El Tri a...

Shawarma, a Syrian refugee’s recipe for a new life in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Aboud does not like to use the word "war" to refer to the conflict in Syria, he prefers to say that a "problem" forced him to...

Uruguayan midfielder Matias Mier joins Colombian club La Equidad

Bogota, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Uruguayan midfielder Matias Mier has been announced as a new member of Colombian first-division club La Equidad.

Brazilian club Sao Paulo signs Ecuadorian winger Joao Rojas

Rio de Janeiro, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Brazilian-league club Sao Paulo has announced the signing of Ecuadorian winger Joao Rojas, a member of Ecuador's national...