New York Attorney General Subpoenas Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank Over Trump

Now, State Attorney General Letitia James is looking for more, according to The New York Times.

"New York State and its Governor, Andrew Cuomo, are now proud members of the group of PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS", the president tweeted.

President Donald Trump blasted the state of NY and Governor Andrew Cuomo as the latest "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS" earlier tonight.

A person familiar with the matter says Monday's subpoenas seek loan applications, mortgages and other records.

The AG's office issued subpoenas to Germany-based Deutsche Bank and New Jersey-based Investors Bank yesterday, seeking records on how the firms helped finance four Trump projects and an unsuccessful bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills football team, according to the New York Times, which cites a person briefed on the subpoenas.

The subpoenas reportedly seek information about the financing of the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., the Trump National Doral in Florida and the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.

Deutsche Bank isn't the only financial institution that is being sent subpoenas.

On Tuesday, James lobbied lawmakers in Albany to loosen double-jeopardy laws that prohibit state prosecutors from bringing similar charges against individuals pardoned from federal charges.

But the reason for the new subpoenas, the Times noted, was Michael Cohen's recent testimony before Congress.

Messages left with the banks and the Trump Organization were not immediately returned.

Several Congressional committees have also requested documents from Deutsche Bank. The former attorney submitted copies of statements he said had been provided to Deutsche. Trump's company borrowed billions of dollars from the German bank over the years.

Trump has complained that James is waging a politically motivated vendetta against him.

James and Cuomo are Democrats. Trump has also said that Cohen, who pleaded guilty to charges of illegal campaign contributions, is a liar who can not be trusted.

As part of a lawsuit brought by then-New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, the president's charity agreed in December to dissolve itself under judicial supervision, meaning the attorney general's office would review and approve disbursements of the Trump Foundation's remaining assets.

Vanessa Coleman

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