Federal Prosecutors Reportedly Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee
According to ABC, which first reported the news, a lawyer working with the committee received a subpoena Monday from federal prosecutors seeking documents related to the organization’s donors, event attendees, perks, contracts and vendors, among other things.
Prosecutors also are looking for any illegal foreign contributions and whether committee staff members were aware of such illegality, The New York Times reported. Federal law prohibits foreign donations to federal campaigns, political action committees and inaugural funds.
The investigation into the committee was sparked by the investigation into Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer who is expected to begin his prison sentence in March after pleading guilty to campaign finance-related crimes in which he implicated the president.