Oh, this is just getting worse and worse for Trump.
Courtesy of NYT:
The New York prosecutors who are seeking President Trump’s tax records have also subpoenaed his longtime lender, a sign that their criminal investigation into Mr. Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued the subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank, which has been Mr. Trump’s primary lender since the late 1990s, seeking financial records that he and his company provided to the bank, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.
The criminal investigation initially appeared to be focused on hush-money payments made in 2016 to two women who have said they had affairs with Mr. Trump.
But in a court filing this week, prosecutors with the district attorney’s office cited “public reports of possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization” and suggested that they were also investigating possible crimes involving bank and insurance fraud.
Because of its longstanding and multifaceted relationship with Mr. Trump, Deutsche Bank has been a frequent target of regulators and lawmakers digging into the president’s opaque finances. But the subpoena from the office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., appears to be the first instance of a criminal inquiry involving Mr. Trump and his dealings with the German bank, which lent him and his company more than $2 billion over the past two decades.
Deutsche Bank complied with the subpoena. Over a period of months last year, it provided Mr. Vance’s office with detailed records, including financial statements and other materials that Mr. Trump had provided to the bank as he sought loans, according to two of the people familiar with the inquiry.
The bank’s response to the subpoena reinforces the seriousness of the legal threat the district attorney’s investigation poses for Mr. Trump, his family and his company, which in recent years have faced — and for the most part fended off — an onslaught of regulatory, congressional and criminal inquiries.
So to be clear this subpoena was issued last year and has already resulted in a number of financial records already being released to this Manhattan DA’s office to help them in their extensive investigation of criminal activity by the Trump Organization.
Now remember it is not only Donald who is involved in the running of the Trump businesses, it is also his two sons, his daughter, and his son-in-law.
There may be guidelines that protect Trump from arrest while he is in office, but there are no such protections for his family members.
What’s more, since this case is being brought by the state’s DA Trump cannot interfere on a federal level as he has no control over their office.
It looks like Trump has quite a challenge waiting for him once we kick his ass out of the White House.
From the White House to the Big House, the made for TV movie almost writes itself.