Weekly Roundup: Bank Loans to Trump Lawyer Draw Federal Scrutiny, US Officials Considered Blacklisting Chinese Lenders, and More

U.S. federal investigators are reviewing multi-million dollar loans that President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen obtained from New York-based Sterling National Bank by pledging three taxi companies as collateral, according to a source cited by the Washington Post. More The U.S. Treasury Department considered blacklisting Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank last summer as part of an effort to thwart North Korea’s illicit activities, but decided against the plan after weighing the potential impact on the global financial system, Bloomberg reported. More Democratic lawmakers are reviewing whether Chicago banker Stephen Calk agreed to approve millions of dollars of...