New York Attorney General Investigating Trump Projects, Report Says

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Trump tweeted an apparent response Tuesday night, decrying his home state and its governor as "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS".

The New York attorney general's office is looking into ties between Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank and several Trump Organization projects, the New York Times reported late Monday.

Michael Cohen told Congress that Donald Trump inflated his assets to improve his odds of buying the National Football League's Buffalo Bills, a gambit that eventually failed.


"New York State and its Governor, Andrew Cuomo, are now proud members of the group of PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS".

The subpoenas seek information related to loans for Trump-branded properties in Washington, Miami, New York and Chicago, as well as Trump's 2014 attempt to buy the Bills, according to the person.

Deutsche Bank is already the subject of a joint investigation between the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees into Trump's businesses and money laundering involving Russian Federation. The office of the attorney general, Letitia James, is conducting a civil - rather than criminal - investigation, and its scope is unclear, according to the Times.


A person familiar with the matter says Monday's subpoenas seek loan applications, mortgages and other records. Deutsche Bank declined to comment. A request for comment from the Trump Organization was not returned. Trump's company borrowed billions of dollars from the German bank over the years. Trump still owns the business, though he has handed day-to-day control of it to his sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and to longtime executive Allen Weisselberg.

Ms James, a Democrat newly elected to office, pledged to look into his business practices, saying after her victory in November that she would be "shining a bright light into every dark corner of his real estate dealings and every dealing". Her office has already sued Trump's personal charitable foundation for allegedly using donated funds for business and legal purposes that benefited Trump and his company.

Mr. Trump was also previously caught in litigation with the bank over outstanding balances on construction loans.


Cohen testified that Trump inflated the stated worth of his assets in financial statements.

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