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US asks Deutsche Bank for info on transactions linked to Michael Flynn: Report

Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty in a deal under which he agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation.

world Updated: Dec 16, 2017 10:38 IST
AFP, Washington
Michael Flynn,Former NSA,Donald Trump
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington. (AP File Photo)

The US government has requested that Deutsche Bank provide information on transactions potentially linked to Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The request is part of an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election that brought Trump to office, the paper said.

Flynn has pleaded guilty in a deal under which he agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation.

Earlier this week, two sources said that Germany’s biggest bank had been subpoenaed for records.

A source close to the matter told AFP that the bank had received a subpoena from Mueller’s team for documents related to its dealings with the US president and had already begun to provide them.

A second source familiar with the investigation told AFP that the subpoena was linked to Trump’s indicted former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

But the White House denied that the president was directly targeted.

First Published: Dec 16, 2017 10:38 IST