Federal investigators are reportedly looking into foreign money that was paid into President Donald Trump’s 2016 inaugural committee, which may involve Ivanka Trump.
MSNBC legal analyst Katie Phang explained how investigators are looking at the first daughter’s involvement in procuring the money:
Ivanka Trump could have liability in and of her own self. She’s apparently involved in negotiating what are higher than fair market rates. It was $107 million — the most that was ever raised for any inauguration, and really what’s at issue is the illegality of pay-to-play.
Did foreign nationals give money to curry the incoming Trump administration, and was there overcharging by the Trump inauguration committee, — excuse me — to the Trump inauguration committee by the Trump organization? And so really there’s going to be a lot of discovery that’s going to go if there’s this investigation.
They’re going to look at their financials. They’re going to be able to see what’s going on. Part of this investigation is based on evidence that was seized during the Michael Cohen raids on his office, his hotel room, and his home.
(Source: MSNBC via YouTube)