On Thursday, the nation will get its first look at the “full” Mueller report into Russian “collusion”.
The reason for the half-sarcastic quotations is that we may or may not get to see enough of the report to come to our own conclusions, as Attorney General Bill Barr and the DOJ have spent several weeks carving up a slew of color-coded redactions to the official report, sanitizing it for public release.
The reason for these redactions will be explained by the color coding, with items such as grand jury testimony being well labeled for the public.
That leaves the question, however, of what exactly we will be able to glean from the report.
This is something that has irked the democrats as of late, with several prominent figures on the left looking to crash the President’s party by digging around in his finances for dirt. First, it was a subpoena to the Treasury Department to snatch up Trump’s tax returns.
Now, the Democrats are going after Deutsche Bank.
House Democrats on Monday issued a subpoena to the German lender Deutsche Bank seeking information on President Donald Trump’s finances, a major escalation of their investigation into his business dealings.Advertisement - story continues below
In addition to the Deutsche Bank subpoena, House Democrats subpoenaed other banks — including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup — seeking information on Russian money laundering. The issuance of the subpoenas was first reported by The New York Times.
The House Intelligence and Financial Services committees, which authorized the subpoenas,were expected to issue additional subpoenas targeting Trump’s finances soon, Democratic aides said.
President Trump has long maintained that his reticence to release his tax returns stems from a longstanding IRS audit; a sentiment shared by his legal team as well.