Russian Federation probe cost $7 million over 5 months, DOJ says

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A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank has not received any subpoena for financial records relating to the president or his family as part of the special counsel's Russian Federation probe.

A Justice Department report released Tuesday shows Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation spending $3.2 million between its formation in mid-May and the end September.

"No subpoena has been issued or received", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a briefing.

Deutsche Bank, which has loaned the Trump organisation millions of dollars for real estate ventures, said it would not comment on any of its clients.

This may turn out to be no big deal - perhaps Mueller will find that all Trump's transactions with Deutsche Bank were above-board and free of any amusing business, and also that nothing he discovers there will lead to evidence of any other misconduct on Trump's part.

Reports of the subpoena come after Mr Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, last week admitted he had lied to the FBI over his contact with Russia's ambassador and agreed to cooperate with Mr Mueller's investigation.

Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 US election and any possible collusion by Trump associates.

"I think that's a violation", Mr. Trump told the paper.

There was no immediate response to the Deutsche Bank subpoena from Trump's lawyers.

In 2012, his Trump International Hotel Hotel and Tower in Chicago was loaned up to $640m, according to a property filing.

Deutsche Bank has previously rejected similar demands, citing privacy laws. Another $220,000 helped the special counsel's office employees relocate to work with Mueller. In October, the first indictments in his probe were unsealed in court against Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and an aide, Rick Gates.

Mueller's investigation had expanded to examine a broad range of transactions involving the president's businesses, including dealings by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a person familiar with the probe told Bloomberg News after the publication of the Times interview. He has announced criminal charges against four people so far, including Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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