Manhattan DA Pushing for Info From Trump's Bank
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has stepped up his investigation of President Donald Trump, conducting interviews with multiple employees at his bank and insurance broker in the past few weeks, according to The New York Times.
State prosecutors talked to workers at Deutsche Bank and the insurance broker Aon in what the Times describes as the latest sign that Trump faces the threat of criminal charges upon leaving the White House. Deutsche Bank and Aon have been two of Trump’s closest corporate allies for many years, but neither company is suspected of having broken the law.
The newspaper notes that Vance’s office has recently begun increasing its efforts to investigate the president, sending out new subpoenas and questioning some witnesses in front of a grand jury, though few details are known about the proceedings.
The Times sources claim that Vance’s office interviewed two employees, who were reportedly underwriting experts, at Deutsche Bank about the bank’s lending decisions.
A spokesperson for Vance declined to comment to the Times, as did the general counsel for the Trump Organization. Deutsche Bank told the newspaper that it is cooperating with the investigation, and a spokeswoman for Aon confirmed that a subpoena for documents was received, but declined to comment further.
“As is our policy, we intend to cooperate with all regulatory bodies, including providing copies of all documents requested by those bodies,” the Aon spokeswoman said.