Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance successfully subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, President Donald Trump’s top lender, last year in his criminal investigation into Trump’s business dealings, according to a new report.
The New York Times reported on Wednesday night that Deutsche Bank provided the financial records Trump had used to obtain loans to the Manhattan DA’s office over the course of several months in 2019.
The subpoena seemed to be part of a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization for bank and insurance fraud that state prosecutors hinted at in a court filing earlier this week.
Revelations of Deutsche Bank complying with the subpoena come as Trump persistently stonewalls efforts by prosecutors and Congress to obtain his tax returns.
Last month, the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s claim that he was exempt from state grand jury subpoenas as the President. However, the ruling left the door open for Trump to keep tangling up the courts with lawsuits against the subpoenas.