U.S. President Donald Trump listens throughout a gathering to “focus on preventing human trafficking on the southern border” within the Cupboard Room of the White Home in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Younger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legal professionals for President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee on Monday acquired a subpoena for paperwork from the Manhattan U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace, which is investigating the committee, in response to media studies.
The subpoena requests paperwork associated to the committee’s donors and spending, the Wall Avenue Journal and the New York Occasions reported.
In December, the Journal reported that federal prosecutors have been investigating whether or not the inaugural committee misspent among the document $107 million it had raised from donors.
The investigation is inspecting whether or not among the committee’s donors gave cash in trade for coverage concessions, influencing administration positions or entry to the incoming administration, the Journal reported.
Prosecutors additionally confirmed curiosity in whether or not any foreigners illegally donated to the committee, the New York Occasions reported. Federal regulation prohibits international contributions to inaugural funds.
A spokeswoman for the committee instructed the Journal in a press release: “Now we have simply acquired a subpoena for paperwork. Whereas we’re nonetheless reviewing the subpoena, it’s our intention to cooperate with the inquiry.”
A spokesman for the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace in Manhattan declined to remark to Reuters.
Reporting by Eric Beech; Enhancing by Sandra Maler