As Mueller moves his investigation closer to Trump those around him are scrambling to find reasons to stay.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has just stepped forth to dispute the latest claims that special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed President Trump’s bank records.
“We confirmed that the news reports that the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records related to the president are completely false,” Sanders stating while speaking at a press briefing this Tuesday.
“No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources. I think this is another example of the media going too far and too fast and we don’t see it going in that direction,” she said.
Referencing anonymous and unidentified official, Reuters reported earlier this Tuesday that Mueller’s team had acquired records from a Deutsche Bank, where Trump is believed to posses a line of credit as well conducted tens of millions of dollars in transactions.
However, Sanders is now claiming those reports to be false and citing them as another example of how the media is fabricating stories to report on due to the recent breakthroughs in the investigation into Russian meddling during in the 2016 presidential election.
Sanders then refused to say whether or not banks should comply with subpoenas for records if they have received them.
“I’m not going to get into hypothetical situations and try to determine everything that could happen,” she said. “We know it hasn’t happened up until this point and that the reports out were totally false and again the media got ahead of their skis a little bit, pushing and driving that story that wasn’t true.”
These reports land on the heels of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty last week to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russians.
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