David Enrich delivers a master class in financial sleuthing but much about bank and billionaire remains unknown

Steve Bannon, the brains behind Donald Trump’s upset election victory, saw the danger posed by the cash cravings of the First Family. In Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff chronicled Bannon drawing a direct line between purported dark doings at Deutsche Bank and Jared Kushner’s brushes with the Mueller investigation: “This is all about money laundering … It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit.”

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Deutsche and its subsidiaries have faced an array of criminal and civil charges in the US and UK

After learning that the special counsel had subpoenaed Deutsche’s records, Trump reportedly wanted Robert Mueller fired

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