The inauguration of Trump is tested against whether it was access to cash-for-access and influence

Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether President Donald Trump's inaugural committee in 2017 misrepresents some of the $ 107 million it has raised

Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether President Donald Trump's inaugural commission has misled part of the $ 107 million that it has filed. It was unveiled on Thursday.

The investigation also examines whether some of the top donors contributed to the tumultuous event of Trump in return for access to his administration, policy concessions or to influence administration, The Wall Street Journal reported.

It could violate money in exchange for political favors federal corruption laws. There could also be a violation of federal law if the funds were derived from the inaugural commission, which was registered as a non-profit organization.

& # 39; That has nothing to do with the president or the first lady, & # 39; said the secretary of the White House, Sarah Sanders, Thursday night. The biggest thing the president did in his engagement with the inauguration was to come here and raise his hand and take the oath of his office. The president at that time was focused on the transition and not on one of the planning. & # 39;

Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether President Donald Trump's inaugural committee in 2017 misrepresents some of the $ 107 million it has raised

Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether President Donald Trump's inaugural committee in 2017 misrepresents some of the $ 107 million it has raised

Prosecutors investigate whether donors have given money for the inaugural events of Trump in exchange for access to the administration

Prosecutors investigate whether donors have given money for the inaugural events of Trump in exchange for access to the administration

Prosecutors investigate whether donors have given money for the inaugural events of Trump in exchange for access to the administration

The investigation came partly from materials seized in the federal probe of Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen's business transactions, the newspaper said.

In April, Cohen's home, office and hotel room incidents, federal agents found a recorded conversation between Cohen and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to Melania Trump, who worked on the inaugural events.

In their conversation, Wolkoff expressed his concern about the way in which the inaugural committee spends its money.

Wolkoff, a former Vogue staff member, one of the old friends of the first lady, left the administration in February after reports from her company, WIS Media Partners, received $ 26 million in payments to help plan the inauguration.

She was an unpaid advisor to the first lady.

It is unknown when the conversation between Wolkoff and Cohen took place or why it was recorded.

According to the tax returns of the commission WIS Media Partners of Wolkoff were formed 45 days before the inauguration and most of each seller was paid for her work.

Trump's in-house committee increased more than twice what President Barack Obama's first inauguration commission did.

Supporters said the president's inauguration was so expensive because nobody expected him to win, so all planning was finished at the last minute.

Trump's funds came largely from wealthy donors and companies that earned $ 1 million or more – including casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, AT & T Inc. andBoeing Co., according to filed Federal Election Commission applications by the Journal.

A lawyer in the vicinity of the case told the Journal that the inaugural committee was not approached by prosecutors.

& # 39; We are not aware of any evidence that the investigation that the Journal is reporting actually exists & # 39 ;, the attorney told the newspaper.

Prosecutors have asked Richard Gates, a former campaign manager who was the deputy chairman of the inauguration committee, about the expenses of the commission and its donors.

Prosecutors acted on a tip from a conversation that was found on a recording during a raid in the home, office and hotel room of Michael Cohen.

Prosecutors acted on a tip from a conversation that was found on a recording during a raid in the home, office and hotel room of Michael Cohen.

Prosecutors acted on a tip from a conversation that was found on a recording during a raid in the home, office and hotel room of Michael Cohen.

The call was between Cohen and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to Melania Trump, who worked at the inaugural events

The call was between Cohen and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to Melania Trump, who worked at the inaugural events

The call was between Cohen and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to Melania Trump, who worked at the inaugural events

Supporters said the president's inauguration was so expensive because nobody expected him to win, so all planning was finished at the last minute.

Supporters said the president's inauguration was so expensive because nobody expected him to win, so all planning was finished at the last minute.

Supporters said the president's inauguration was so expensive because nobody expected him to win, so all planning was finished at the last minute.

Gates met public prosecutors from the law firm in Manhattan and the office of the special board.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has investigated whether foreign money has entered the initiation fund, that foreign contributions can not accept. In August, the American law firm in Washington, on Mueller's referral, received a guilty plea from a DC consultant who admitted that he had used an American citizen to act as a "Stripper" & # 39; to serve, so that a "prominent Ukrainian oligarch & # 39; the inauguration could attend.

The names were never disclosed, according to the newspaper.

There have been other reports that prosecutors were interested in persons with Russian ties who attended the inauguration of Trump.

The Washington Post reported in January that the FBI expressed concern over several Russians connected to the Kremlin who were in Washington, DC, and ABC News reported in June that Mueller was investigating how different Russian oligarchs gained access to invitation-only parties.

Since he was guilty of eight counts in August, Cohen worked with prosecutors in New York and the office of the special counsel. On Wednesday he was sentenced to three years in prison.

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