Trump Dismisses Report That Deutsche Bank Ignored Warnings That His Accounts Could Be Linked To Fina
President Donald Trump lashed out at a New York Times report in a series of early-morning tweets Monday.
"The Failing New York Times (it will pass away when I leave office in 6 years), and others of the Fake News Media, keep writing phony stories about how I didn't use many banks because they didn't want to do business with me," Trump tweeted. "WRONG! It is because I didn't need money."
The report claims that current and former employees said some workers were ignored when they raised concerns about accounts connected to the president.
Anti-money-laundering specialists at the bank reportedly recommended that numerous transactions in 2016 and 2017 involving entities controlled by Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, should be referred to a federal financial-crimes watchdog over suspicious activity.
The sources said executives at the bank did not follow up on the concerns, something three former employees told The Times was "unusual."
The Times has reported often about Trump's ties to Deutsche Bank.