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Bloomberg in embarrassing climbdown admits it was WRONG to say Mueller was going through Trump's bank records

Bloomberg News has been forced to admits bombshell report claiming Robert Mueller was going through Donald Trump's bank records was wrong.

Bloomberg had reported that Mueller had demanded a Deutsche Bank hand over details of its lending to Trump and his family, adding that he'd 'zeroed in' on the president.

The report has since been changed to say the bank records 'pertain to people affiliated' with Trump.

The Wall Street Journal also issued a correction which read: 'An earlier subheadline said a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller's office requested data and documents about President Trump's accounts. The subpoena concerns people or entities close to Mr. Trump.'

It's the second high profile blunder in the press in a week after ABC News broke into its regular programming on Friday with a special report saying Trump had directed Gen. Mike Flynn to make contact with the Russians in 2016.

Unfortunately, that report was incorrect and the network had to suspend the reporter Brian Ross, for four weeks without pay.

President Donald Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow had denied that the First Family's banking records had been subpoenaed, after Reuters reported thatGermany's largest bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used his form of words to echo the denial.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 2012/07/2017

These news organizations need to get it together.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 112/06/2017

Potayto-potato.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 212/06/2017

This investigation isn't going to do anything. If they wanted to convict drumpf of a crime, there are half a dozen they could indict him on now. It's a diversion. This will be going on until after the next prez election, then it'll sudden;y disappear. It's been a year, and nothing's been done.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 312/06/2017

R3 you determined that this investigation should take how long exactly, and that determination was based on what exactly?

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 412/06/2017

Entities close to Trump = all of Trump's businesses which aren't actually in his name in order to protect him from financial liability

It's Trump, his family, and Kushner...all of whom magically don't actually own anything because everything is leveraged and borrowed against to the hilt.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 512/06/2017

Cue the MSM to claim that the MSM never creates real fake news.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 612/06/2017

Um, the Daily Mail is gutter press. Bitch, please.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 712/06/2017

The op is lying. Duetscha bank has been soepened.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 812/06/2017

Duetscha Bank will give Mueller everything he wants. The problem is, Duetscha bank sold Trumps dept to Putin. So where do you think that leads?

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 912/06/2017

When the president and his lawyers don't like the truth....they always call it a lie. This is no lie and Trump is a treasonist criminal. That is the truth.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1012/06/2017

Keep in mind that any subpoenas issued quite likely forbid them to disclose any information regarding said subpoena. That Sekulow (allegedly)wasn't told doesn't mean that there were none.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1112/07/2017

Deutsche Bank hasn't denied they were served, which is the more important point.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1212/07/2017

Stop listening to the MSNBC echo chamber.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1312/07/2017

Get your head out of the sand, r13

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1412/07/2017

Let him keep his head there r14.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1512/07/2017

Mueller will read Op's post and then think, "What a great idea! I should get all of Trump;s bank records."

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1612/07/2017

Collusion by Trump aids IS collusion by Trump

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1712/07/2017

Reuters were the ones who broke the story in the U.S., from an article in the German Handelsblatt. Did they retract? I don't see that either one of them did.

No one except far-right websites are reporting this. It sounds like spin to make it seem like this is fake news.

Which means it's really bothering Trump. Good.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1812/07/2017

Really? Of all the many lies that we have been told by this administration on nearly a daily basis and when a couple of news stories are wrong it is a big deal? When has this administration ever admitted that they have told a lie or were mistaken? At least these news agencies came back in and corrected themselves. I'm still waiting for someone to create a scorecard that keeps track of the proven lies we have heard and provide us with a daily update.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 1912/07/2017

I don't think they were wrong, I think they said that the financials were reportedly Trump's when they are actually Trump associates.

This has happened before, and I'm sure part of the problem is that his sons are being investigated. It's easy to read a report and think Trump's financials were investigated, but then it turns out it was Trump Jr's, or Jared's or Eric's.

I'm really not seeing how this is some kind of LIEberal Media Conspiracy!!1! that people are claiming it is.

by Ghost of Fitzmas Pastreply 2012/07/2017
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