New York federal prosecutors have issued a subpoena to #DonaldTrump’s inaugural committee for documents related to donors, vendors, and finances, CNN reports.
On Monday, Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office filed a subpoena requesting Trump’s committee turn over documents related to nearly all of its donor’s attendees at a committee event, pieces of paperwork related to the legal requirements attached to donations as well as “the possibility of” donations made by foreign nationals.
The subpoena states it will be investigating a variety of concerns surrounding potential crimes which include conspiracy against the US, false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, inaugural committee disclosure violations, and violations of laws prohibiting contributions by foreign nations and contributions in the name of another person, also known as straw donors. Additionally, it demands the committee release documents that are connected to any “benefits” offered to donors, including “tickets, photo opportunities, and/or small group receptions.” The committee will also be required to turn over information about donations made directly to vendors, as well as communications discussing that possibility, according to CNN.
These actions come as a result of federal prosecutor’s investigation into the committee’s possible involvement in the financial abuse of power related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for Trump’s inauguration, CNN has reported.
A spokesperson for the committee said Monday: “We have just received a subpoena for documents. While we are still reviewing the subpoena, it is our intention to cooperate with the inquiry.” The Manhattan US attorney’s office declined to comment.