The Latest: Trump lawyer denies financial record subpoena

The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local):

4 p.m.

A lawyer for President Donald Trump says it’s not true that special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed financial records relating to the president.

In a statement Tuesday, attorney Jay Sekulow says such reporting is “false” and says “no subpoena has been issued or received.”

He says he’s confirmed “this with the bank and other sources.”

Sekulow was responding to a report from German business newspaper Handelsblatt that Mueller had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank as part of his investigation into possible Russian involvement in the U.S. presidential election campaign.

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11:10 a.m.

A federal judge has ordered Paul Manafort to prove that he did not violate a court order, after prosecutors revealed that he has been working on an op-ed essay with a colleague alleged to have ties to Russian intelligence.

In a court filing, prosecutors say the attempt to publish an op-ed appeared to violate an admonishment from the judge last month to refrain from public statements. They are urging the judge to reject Manafort’s petition to alter the terms of his current home confinement.

Manafort is facing felony charges involving allegations of money laundering and other financial crimes related to work in Ukraine. Manafort was working to secure his release from home confinement by posting more than $10 million in bond. He had reached a tentative agreement with the government.

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10:35 a.m.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office spent $3.2 million during the first few months of his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump.

In addition, the Justice Department has spent $3.5 million to support the investigation, though the special counsel’s office says that money would have been spent anyway if Mueller had not been appointed. Mueller incorporated several ongoing investigations within the Justice Department including those of Trump campaign contacts with Russia, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s business activities and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The details of the expenditures related to Mueller’s investigation were laid out in a copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press, which was subsequently released publicly by the special counsel’s office. The report covers from May 17, the date of Mueller’s appointment, through Sept. 30, the end of the federal fiscal year.

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