The publication that has revived Nazi propaganda has a new propaganda story the want you to believe. Of course, the ‘sources’ used are not named, and the outrageous claims have been denied by both the president and Deutsche Bank, but that hasn’t stopped every outlet from jumping on the fake news.
Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by U.S. President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
The newspaper, citing five current and former Deutsche Bank employees, said executives at the German bank, which has lent billions of dollars to the Trump and Kushner companies, rejected their employees’ advice and the reports were never filed with the government.
The outlet continued:
Trump rejected the report in a blast of early-morning tweets on Monday, saying he had little need for banks because he had so much cash on hand and denying that the money came from Russia.
The Times reported that the transactions, some of which involved Trump’s now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity, according to the former bank employees.
Compliance staff members who then reviewed the transactions prepared so-called suspicious activity reports that they believed should be sent to a unit of the Treasury Department that polices financial crimes, according to the newspaper.
Deutsche Bank responded with a denial of the report.
“At no time was an investigator prevented from escalating activity identified as potentially suspicious,” the bank said in a statement.
“Furthermore, the suggestion that anyone was reassigned or fired in an effort to quash concerns relating to any client is categorically false.”
[But, somehow, everyone is just supposed to take the word of unnamed sources? Come on!]
The Times reported the bank employees viewed the decision not to report the transactions as a result of a lax approach to money laundering laws. They said there was a pattern of bank executives rejecting reports to protect relationships with lucrative clients, according to the newspaper.
One employee who reviewed some of the transactions said she was terminated last year after raising concerns about the bank’s practices, the Times reported.
A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization told Reuters “the story is absolute nonsense.”
“We have no knowledge of any ‘flagged’ transactions with Deutsche Bank. In fact, we have no operating accounts with Deutsche Bank,” she said.
The newspaper said a Kushner Cos spokeswoman called any allegations of relationships involving money laundering “made up and totally false.”
The Times said the nature of the transactions was not clear.
So, they have NOTHING!
At a time when daily revelations show the massive treasonous actions of the former administration, the leftist media is desperate to divert attention to make-believe claims about President Trump’s business activity.
What about the money MADE by the former administration while in office? Why isn’t that a concern for liberals?
What about the current scandals rocking the FBI and CIA? Why are those much larger issues ignored in favor of hearsay?
The story is nothing but another cheap shot by a paper that is anti-Semitic, biased, and not above lying.