Feds Now Investigating Trump Inauguration

One at a time please! Trump inauguration committee reportedly under criminal investigation

The criminal probe by the Manhattan US Attorney's Office is also scrutinizing whether some of the committee's fat cat donors gave money in exchange for access to the Trump administration, policy changes they wanted or to influence Team Trump's positions on issues, the paper reported Thursday, citing sources. "These were funds raised from private individuals and were then spent in accordance with the law and the expectations of the donors".

"That doesn't have anything to do with the president or the first lady", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.

An audio recording, found in one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids of Cohen's office earlier this year, captured a conversation between the president's former "fixer" and former first lady advisor Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who reportedly seemed anxious about the committee's spending.

National Football League owners who donated to President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee are potentially linked to a federal investigation into suspicions of bribery and misappropriated funds. In one email, a top inauguration planner, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, emailed Ivanka Trump and inaugural committee deputy chairman Rick Gates expressing "concern" that the hotel was overcharging them and worry about public reaction "when this is audited".

The Journal notes that Mueller has also probed "whether any foreign money flowed to the inaugural fund, which is prohibited from accepting foreign funds", and referred a Washington consultant to the Washington U.S. attorney's office after he admitted to using a U.S. citizen as a "straw purchaser" on behalf of a Ukraine oligarch so he could attend the inauguration.

Read the full report from The Wall Street Journal. "The President was focused on the transition at that time and not on any of the planning for the inauguration".




Prosecutors are also questioning Richard Gates, who was the partner of Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, at the time of Trump's election.

The super PAC, Rebuilding America Now, was formed in the summer of 2016 when Trump's presidential campaign was short of cash and out of favor with many major Republican donors.

The committee was headed by Tom Barrack, a real estate developer and longtime pal of the president's.

The non-profit that organized President Donald Trump's inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space, according to an investigation by ProPublica and WNYC.

According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, the committee raised $23 million, making it one of the most important sources of funds for advertisements, polls and other political expenditures on Trump's behalf.

A lawyer for Mr. Haney didn't respond to requests for comment. To that point, New York Jets co-owner Robert "Woody" Johnson, who reportedly attended Trump's 2005 wedding to Melania Knavs, has spoken glowingly about Trump-going so far as to say he's raising his two sons to become "just like Donald Trump".

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