Trump was dealt a body blow as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed his financial records from Deutsche Bank.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
The subpoena requested documents and data about accounts and other dealings tied to client relationships with Mr. Trump and people close to him, the person said. The bank has lent more than $300 million to entities affiliated with Mr. Trump, according to public disclosures.
Mr. Mueller is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including flows of cash tied to Russia and people in Mr. Trump’s orbit, in a deepening probe that has led to charges against former advisers to Mr. Trump.
This is a gigantic development because Democrats who are investigating the Russia scandal in Congress were unable to get the records because Republicans have been blocking them:
Mueller's subpoena of Deutsche Bank records records has House Democrats on Intelligence, Financial Services committees recalling they'd been blocked earlier from doing so by Republicans.
— Billy House (@HouseInSession) December 5, 2017
Trump has spent nearly three years trying to keep his financial records and tax returns out of public view, but Mueller can get anything that he wants, and the news that he is probing the potential Trump Russia relationship has the potential to not only have the president and others charged with financial crimes but also to destroy the Trump presidency. Trump warned Mueller not to investigate his finances. Robert Mueller is going there, and Trump may be powerless to stop him.