(CNSNews.com) - The White House on Tuesday said there has been no subpoena issued or received regarding President Donald Trump’s financial records, despite reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the president’s finances.
Reports said that Mueller issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank AG, requiring the bank to turn over documents on its relationship with Trump and his family, Bloomberg News reported, citing “a person briefed on the matter, who asked not to be identified because the action has not been announced” as its source.
But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pointed to a statement issued by the president’s legal team saying that such reports are false.
“Let me ask you two questions on so-called ‘red lines.’ If Robert Mueller ends up looking into the president's finances, or if he has already looked into the president's finances, does the president, does this White House believe that is a red line? And, if so, why?” a reporter asked Sanders.
“Look, I think it's important to note -- and hopefully you guys have seen the statement that Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, has put out within the last hour -- that they confirmed that the news reports that the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the president are completely false,” Sanders said.
“‘No subpoena has been issued or received. We've confirmed this with the bank and other sources,’” she said, reading Sekulow’s statement.
Sanders said it was “another example of the media going too far, too fast, and we don't see it going in that direction.”
In July, when The New York Times asked Trump if Mueller investigating his finances would be breaching a “red line,” the president said, “I would say yeah.”