Banks give Congress, New York AG documents related to Russians who may have dealt with Trump: report

Several Wall Street banks complied with congressional requests for documents relating to Russians who may have dealt with President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE, his businesses or family, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Institutions including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have provided thousands of documents to congressional investigators, according to the newspaper, citing people familiar with congressional probes.


Investigators requested the documents in connection with a joint probe by the House Financial Services and Intelligence committees into potential foreign influence over the president and his family.

The subpoenas were issued in April and the banks will likely continue to hand over information in the weeks ahead, according to the Journal, with some of it possibly providing data Trump seeks to block in court.

Deutsche Bank has also complied with a civil subpoena and turned over documents like loan agreements and emails relating to the Trump Organization to New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) office, according to the Journal, citing people familiar with the investigation.

Trump is engaged in a court battle attempting to stop both Deutsche and Capital One from providing documents to Congress, with a federal appeals court set to hear a challenge by Trump, his business and his three oldest children against subpoenas from the two House panels.

Trump and the Trump Organization have also sued to block a subpoena from the House Oversight and Reform Committee for financial statements from accounting firm Mazars, which has said it will “fully comply with its legal obligations.”

“We’ve gotten [information] from a lot of banks,” Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersBipartisan housing finance reform on the road less taken Manufacturing group leads coalition to urge Congress to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank Democrats' impeachment message leads to plenty of head-scratching MORE (D-Calif.) said in a June interview.

Trump also sued James’s office and the House Ways and Means Committee to block disclosure of his New York tax returns, according to the Journal.

The Hill has contacted the White House for comment. A spokesman for the Trump Organization declined to comment.

--This report was updated at 1:23 p.m.