The Main Stream Media is so committed to the frenetic hope that they can bring down President Trump that they will grab on to anything they might turn into that silver bullet. The truth and facts have absolutely no significance in this quest.
Reuters reported that Mueller had subpoenaed Duetsche Bank for Trump financial records. The left wing media went nuts certain that Mueller was about to find the smoking gun. Speculation ran rampant for a whole media day that Trump was certain to be found guilty of criminal financial collusion with Russia. They believed after a year of futile searching that they had finally hit pay dirt. They believed it because they wanted to believe it so badly that it just had to be true.
There was just one small problem. The report was false. There was no subpoena. There will also be no apology for the ecstatic frenzy of the anti Trump media. Notice that the report was false will appear buried on the back page if at all. They will just wait for the next bit of false reporting and do it all over again.
White House: Mueller has not subpoenaed Trump’s bank records
FROM THE HILL: BY JONATHAN EASLEY – 12/05/17
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday disputed reports that special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed President Trump’s bank records.
“We confirmed that the news reports [that] the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records related to the president are completely false,” Sanders said during the daily press briefing.
“No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources. I think this is another example of the media going too far and too fast and we don’t see it going in that direction,” she said.
Citing an anonymous and unidentified official, Reuters reportedearlier Tuesday that Mueller’s team had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, where Trump is believed to have a line of credit and to have conducted tens of millions of dollars in transactions.
But Sanders said those reports are false and were another example of the news media getting something wrong in the frenzy to report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Sanders declined to say whether banks should comply with subpoenas for records if they receive them.
“I’m not going to get into hypothetical situations and try to determine everything that could happen,” she said. “We know it hasn’t happened up until this point and that the reports out were totally false and again the media got ahead of their skis a little bit, pushing and driving that story that wasn’t true.”
Tuesday’s reports came on the heels of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty last week to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians.