Trump inauguration committee subpoenaed for financial documents

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As Robert Mueller's investigation continues, federal prosecutors in NY have separately ordered Donald Trump's inaugural committee to turn over documents related to the $107m celebration marking the start of his presidency in 2017, according to news reports. Gates' sentencing has been delayed twice due to what Mueller and Gates' attorneys have described as his cooperation "with respect to several ongoing investigations".

Federal prosecutors have sent a subpoena to the inauguration committee for President Donald Trump for financial records and other information, according to a report from the New York Times.

Donald Trump's inaugural committee has been accused of money laundering and making false statements in a subpoena from prosecutors with the Southern District of NY.

A committee spokesman told the Times the organization is still reviewing the subpoena but plans to cooperate with the investigation, which prosecutors opened previous year amid scrutiny over the committee.

The contents of the documents are unclear.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan declined to comment to Reuters.

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The Wall Street Journal revealed in December 2018 that federal investigators were investigating whether or not the inaugural committee used collected funds for corrupt purposes. The Journal reported that Barrack was not mentioned in the subpoena received by the committee Monday.

The money spent for Trump's inauguration ranged from $1.5 million for the Trump International Hotel, $30,000 in per diem payments to contract workers and $10,000 for makeup for 20 aides at an event in the evening. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

Prosecutors also are looking for any illegal foreign contributions and whether committee staff members were aware of such illegality, The New York Times reported.

Foreigners can not contribute money to inaugural committees, political campaigns, and PACs under USA federal law.

The head of the inaugural committee, Tom Barrack, confirmed to The Associated Press that he was questioned by Mueller in 2017.