Feds Launch Another Trump Investigation?

  • 2018-12-14
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Feds Launch Another Trump Investigation?
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons
 
Federal prosecutors have launched another investigation into President Trump. This time they are looking into how his inaugural committee spent its funds.

According to The Daily Wire:

Amid mounting pressure on President Trump from the Robert Mueller investigation, the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office has reportedly launched another Trump-related investigation, this time involving the president's inaugural team.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have begun looking into how the inaugural committee spent its record $107 million in donations for the 2017 event, according to The Wall Street Journal's sources. The Journal suggests that prosecutors suspect the improper diversion of funds by the nonprofit, which could be a federal crime.

Some of the Journal's sources say that the criminal probe is also examining "whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions." Such quid pro quo arrangements would violate federal corruption laws.

The Journal's sources say the investigation was prompted in part by materials obtained in the federal probe of Michael Cohen, Trump's legal "fixer" who has since flipped on his former top client.

The committee has said through representatives that they are not aware of any investigation and have not been asked for the records, so this very well could be another false accusation.

 Source: TTN

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