New York prosecutors plan to subpoena Trump inauguration committee: report


Federal prosecutors in New York are reportedly planning to subpoena President Trump‘s inauguration committee.

ABC News, citing sources with direct knowledge of the matter, reported that prosecutors in the Southern District of New York’s public corruption section reached out to the inaugural committee on Monday and told it of their plans.

It remains unclear what documents the district is requesting in its ongoing probe of Trump campaign and inauguration finances.

ABC News noted that Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has been repeatedly interviewed by prosecutors in the district as part of its probe. Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg has also agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

A Southern District of New York spokesperson declined to comment to the news network. The White House did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

Trump’s inaugural committee raised a record $107 million for the 2017 inauguration, about twice as much as former President Obama and former President George W. Bush raised for their inaugurations. Despite the large total, events surrounding Trump’s swearing-in were fewer and smaller than in years past, ABC reported.

The committee is facing scrutiny regarding its donors. Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Trump’s inauguration committee accepted donations in exchange for access to the administration, according to a December report from The Wall Street Journal.

The inauguration and its donors are reportedly also of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian election interference. Reported Thehill