Federal prosecutors reportedly slapped Trump's inaugural committee with subpoena

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  • President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, which has
    been under scrutiny by federal prosecutors, was reportedly ordered
    to hand in documents relating to its finances.
  • Investigators are believed to be looking into the
    tickets for the event, photo sessions with Trump, and the event’s
    vendors.
  • Trump’s inauguration in 2017 raised eyebrows after it
    drew in more than $100 million in donations, $1.5 million of which
    was reportedly spent on the Trump International
    Hotel.

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, which has been

under scrutiny
by federal prosecutors, was reportedly ordered
to hand in documents relating to its finances, two people with
knowledge of the investigation said in a New York Times
report
published Monday.

An attorney for the committee reportedly received a subpoena on
Monday that sought information about its donors and attendees for
the inauguration, a source told The Times. Investigators are also
believed to be looking into the tickets for the event, photo
sessions with Trump, and the event’s vendors.

The information comes shortly after
ABC News
first reported on the possible subpoena from a source
within the public corruption section at the Southern District of
New York. A separate investigation into possible illegal donations
made by foreign entities was reportedly being conducted by the US
Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, The Times reported.

So far, no charges have been filed in the investigation.

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The Federal Election
Commission
prohibits foreign nationals — which includes
foreign corporations and groups — from “making any donation to a
presidential inaugural committee,” in addition to forbidding them
from making campaign contributions.

Trump’s inauguration in 2017
raised eyebrows
after it drew in more than $100 million in
donations, $1.5 million of which was reportedly spent on the Trump
International Hotel. These donations far surpassed Trump’s
predecessors.

The probe into the inaugural committee was reportedly sparked
during an investigation into former Trump attorney Michael Cohen,
who in two separate cases
pleaded guilty
to a number of financial crimes and lying to
Congress. FBI agents reportedly seized recordings between Cohen and
Stephanie Wolkoff, a committee official and former aid to the first
lady, who was fired in 2018.

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of the $107 million in donations Trump’s inaugural committee
received were reportedly spent in odd ways


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Federal prosecutors reportedly slapped Trump's inaugural committee with subpoena