Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee, Source Says

Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee, Source Says

Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee, Source Says

The Wall Street Journal reported in December that prosecutors were in the "early stages" of an investigation into whether Trump's inaugural committee and a pro-Trump Super Pac received illegal donations from foreigners hoping for influence over USA policy.

The subpoena also specifically seeks all communications with one donor, Los Angeles venture capitalist Imaad Zuberi, as well as the firm with which he is affiliated, Avenue Ventures. Zuberi, who had raised money for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, was reportedly trying to develop a relationship with Trump.

The committee consisted of Thomas J. Barrack Jr., (a Trump friend and ally) as chairman.

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According to federal election law, foreign nationals are prohibited from donating to a United States inaugural committee. The inaugural committee raised a record $107 million in donations.

According to reports past year, Mueller has taken an interest in the attendance at the inauguration and exclusive inaugural events of individuals with ties to the Russian government.

The public corruption section of the NY prosecutor's office issued the subpoena, according to ABC. The committee is under investigation for allegedly raising funds for political favors.

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The committee board comprised several billionaire supporters of Trump.

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office-with help from the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office-is investigating the committee for a host of possible crimes including the use of straw donors to mask illegal foreign donations, wire fraud, election fraud and money laundering.

Zuberi reportedly posted a Facebook update in December 2016 in which he claimed to have been at Trump Tower with soon-to-be National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

"I think he has constitutional defenses to the investigation being conducted by Mueller", Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told "This Week" in August.

Trump's legal predicament with the Southern District presents a distinct problem for the president.

Rabinowitz said Zuberi met with the Qataris that day, walked with them to Trump Tower and rode up the elevator with them but did not participate in their meetings with Trump officials. Cohen, who Trump has derided as a bumbling lawyer who did little work for him, has slowly emerged over the past year as a key source of legal peril for Trump, organisations he's linked to and his close associates.

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