Any other administration, this story would be front page breaking news. It’s mind boggling how desensitized we’re all becoming from all of this corruption.
President Trump’s inaugural committee was ordered on Monday to turn over documents about its donors, finances and activities to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, according to two people familiar with their investigation into the committee’s activities.
A lawyer working with the inaugural committee received a subpoena on Monday evening seeking documents related to all of the committee’s donors and event attendees; any benefits handed out, including tickets and photo opportunities with the president; federal disclosure filings; vendors; contracts; and more, one of the people said.
Actually there has been good reporting on where the money went and the expenses, though generous, appear legitimate. (Suspicions that Trump used some of the money to pay the settlement of the Trump University claims were unfounded.) Trump’s inaugural committee spent lavishly, but there is nothing illegal about that.
The investigation here is asking where the money came from and, in particular, if it came from foreign sources, which would be illegal.
For context, Trump’s inauguration committee raised double what Obama raised four years before and threw fewer events. They just spent more.
“Ms. Winston Wolkoff [who was a top official on the inaugural committee] was fired as an adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, in early 2018, after the inaugural committee released its financial disclosures showing that entities controlled by Ms. Winston Wolkoff made $26 million.”
So while Trump is funneling money who knows where, an employee is funneling millions to friends.
If Trump didn’t get a kick back… “Flim-flam Man meet Grifter. Grifter, meet Flim-flam Man”