House Intelligence Committee

House committees subpoena Deutsche Bank for Trump financial records

Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Rep. Maxine Waters.
Rep. Maxine Waters, chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

The Democratic-led House Intelligence and Financial Services committees on Monday subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase and several other banks to turn over information on President Trump's financial records and documents relating to potential money laundering by people in Russia and Eastern Europe, reports the New York Times.

"The potential use of the U.S. financial system for illicit purposes is a very serious concern. [The panel is] exploring these matters, including as they may involve the president and his associates, as thoroughly as possible pursuant to its oversight authority, and will follow the facts wherever they may lead us."
— Maxine Waters, chair of the House Financial Services Committee

Top Democrats send letter to Barr questioning his independence

Top Democrats in both the Senate and House sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday reiterating their demands for him to release the full, unredacted Mueller report to Congress — while also condemning him for comments he made on Wednesday suggesting that intelligence officials "spied" on the Trump campaign in 2016.

"[W]e would be remiss not to express profound concern about your comments before the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding your apparent view of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Your testimony raises questions about your independence, appears to perpetuate a partisan narrative designed to undermine the work of the Special Counsel, and serves to legitimize President Trump's dangerous attacks on the Department of Justice and the FBI."