If Congress ever gets its hands on suspicious banking records related to some Deutsche Bank loans to Donald Trump, investigators will have Moby to thank.
Amazingly enough, the musician/DJ/animal rights activist played a role in a Congressional investigation into some suspicious loans the international bank gave to Trump before he was elected as America’s 45th president.
A blockbuster report in the New York Times published on Tuesday tells the wild-but-true story of Val Broeksmit, “an unemployed rock musician with a history of opioid abuse and credit card theft, not to mention a dalliance with North Korea-linked hackers,” who purportedly possesses incriminating documents he obtained from his late father, Deutsche Bank executive William Broeksmit, who died in 2014.
Those documents are alleged to detail transactions that implicate Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner in money laundering, and Congress may never have gotten its hands on the material were it not for Moby.
As the Times article notes, Broeksmit’s dodgy past and insistence on attaining some kind of financial gain from his late father’s documents doesn’t exactly make him the ideal witness.
However, Moby just happens to be friends with Congressman Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, one of the six Congressional committees currently involved in investigations into the impeachment of Trump.
While Broeksmit’s sketchy past may have placed him outside the purview of Congress, Moby — reportedly “impressed by Mr. Broeksmit’s exploits and existential sadness” — was able to act as a conduit to bring the information to Schiff, who may otherwise have ignored it.
Long story short: Broeksmit is now a witness for the FBI, and Schiff has subpoenaed his documents.
You can read the New York Times’ full report right here.