CHICAGO — A Chicago bank executive is reportedly being investigated as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
According to NBC News, President Donal Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort received $16 million in home loans from Chicago-based Federal Savings Bank.
Its CEO, Steve Calk, served as a Trump campaign economic adviser.
NBC cites several sources as saying the special counsel’s office is looking into whether Manafort promised Calk a job in the administration in exchange for the home loans. At least one bank employee says they felt pressure to sign-off on the loans and is said to be cooperating with the investigation.
Manafort was fired from the Trump campaign before the election.
Calk never got a White House job. He did not respond to WGN’s requests for comment.