Federal prosecutors subpoena records from Trump inauguration

February 5, 2019 by donal brown

Those wanting answers about the funding of President Donald Trump’s inauguration were heartened by reports that New York’s Southern District prosecutors subpoenaed documents on the donors and possible benefits the donors received in return. Investigators are especially interested in the contributions of foreign guests at the inauguration. (ABC News, February 4, 2019, by John Santucci, Josh Margolin and Matthew Mosk)

The New York Times reported last month that with the $107 million provided by donors, the nonprofit inauguration committee spent lavishly including paying outlandish fees to Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melania Trump’s friend, and her firm WIS Media Partners. (NYT, January 14, 2019, by Maggie Haberman, Sharon LaFraniere and Ben Protess)

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