As far as modern US Presidents go, Donald Trump is perhaps unrivaled in the opposition that he has faced from within his own government.
At this moment in history, Trump is not only still reeling from the fallout of the Mueller report, but also a number of auxiliary investigations into his conduct previous to his presidency. These probes are infuriating to his supporter base, as they have all of the look and feel of a political hit job.
The President hasn’t shied away from publicly expressing that sentiment either.
Now his latest foe looks to be Deutsche Bank, whose recent revelations will only further “resistance” ideas about the President’s past.
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Deutsche Bank’s anti-money laundering specialists once recommended that transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a US agency that investigates financial crimes, according to a new report in the New York Times.
The Times reports that Deutsche Bank employees flagged the transactions in 2016 and 2017, and that at least one of the reports involved the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which is now defunct.
Executives at Deutsche Bank rejected the advice of their specialists, according to the Times, which reported that the recommendations were never filed with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
The Times, which spoke with five current and former Deutsche Bank employees, also said the nature of the transactions “was not clear,” though the newspaper added that at least some of them involved “money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or individuals, which bank employees considered suspicious.”
While that last bit certainly sounds somewhat suspicious, the bank was quick to point out that the information being relayed by these employees does not necessarily indicate that any wrongdoing has been committed.
Jared Kushner’s companies have released a public response:
The Kushner Companies said in a statement: “The New York Times tries to create scandalous stories which are totally false when they run out of things to write about.”
As of this writing, there has been no response from the White House.
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