D.C. Attorney General Subpoenas Trump Inaugural Committee: Report

Washington D.C.’s attorney general has subpoenaed documents from President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee that could help determine whether the committee was “self-dealing,” according to The New York Times. Attorney General Karl Racine is attempting to determine whether any of the $107 million raised by the committee was “wasted, mismanaged and/or improperly provided private benefit, causing the committee to exceed or abuse its authority or act contrary to its nonprofit purpose.” The subpoena reportedly seeks documents showing payments to the Trump International Hotel or the Trump Organization, communications about the venue’s rental prices, and any payments to a committee official or a committee official’s business. According to the Times, the committee paid Trump’s hotel $1.5 million for rooms, meals, and a bathroom during the event. A committee spokesman told the Times that officials are in touch with Racine’s office. This comes after the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and Manhattan prosecutors also subpoenaed the committee.