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 TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record 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 WatersDemocrats highlight lack of diversity at major banks in new report Fed chief issues stark warning to Congress on deficits 10 Democrats to boycott Trump State of the Union address 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.