Raw Story reports that MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell revealed Tuesday evening that a source close to Deutsche Bank — which The Inquisitr reported likely possesses Donald Trump's tax returns — claims the bank has loan documents that show Trump has received loans thanks to billionaire Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin.
"The source close to Deutsche Bank says that the Trump tax returns reveal that the president pays little to no income tax in some years," O'Donnell said.
"And the source says that Deutsche Bank is in possession of loan documents that show Donald Trump has obtained loans with co-signers and that he would not have been able to obtain those loans without co-signers."
O'Donnell said that if the source is correct, it would explain a lot about the relationship between Trump and Putin and the latter's "publicly stated preference" for 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who Trump beat to take the presidency.
Last Friday, lawyers for Deutsche Bank and Capital One refused to reveal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals if they possessed Trump's tax returns. This refusal caused U.S. Circuit Judge Peter W. Hall to force them into doing so to a New York appellate court by Tuesday afternoon.