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04-12-2020, 12:59 AM
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Ivanka Trump questioned over inauguration funds 'misuse'

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President Trump's daughter Ivanka has been questioned under oath over claims that not-for-profit funds were misused at Mr Trump's inauguration in 2017.

A lawsuit launched by District of Columbia (DC) Attorney General Karl Racine alleges that Mr Trump's real estate business and other entities misused the funds to enrich the Trumps.

The lawsuit alleges that a tax-exempt non-profit organisation called the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee worked with the Trump family to overpay for event space at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

In one case, the lawsuit alleges, the non-profit organisation paid more than $300,000 (£222,000) for a private reception at the Trump International Hotel for Mr Trump's three eldest children, Donald Jnr, Ivanka and Eric.

The event took place on the evening of 20 January 2017, the day of Mr Trump's inauguration.

Earlier this year, Mr Racine said: "District law requires non-profits to use their funds for their stated public purpose, not to benefit private individuals or companies."

His lawsuit is seeking to recover more than $1m in alleged improper payments made to the Trump International Hotel during the week of the inauguration.

Mr Racine's office has subpoenaed records from people including Ivanka Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Thomas Barrack Jnr, a friend of Mr Trump's and the chairman of the inaugural committee, according to the Washington Post newspaper.
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Sounds like it could be the Marcos' all over again. Maybe not quite so many shoes.
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04-12-2020, 11:57 AM
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Why only now?
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Why only now?
https://wtop.com/dc/2020/12/ivanka-t...augural-funds/

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sued Mr. Trumpís inaugural committee and the businesses overseeing Trump International Hotel in Washington back in January, claiming the nonprofit inaugural committee coordinated with Trump family members to overpay for event space in a way that enriched the Trumps.
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Thanks Omah. Still, one would have thought that this would have happened a few years ago.
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Thanks Omah. Still, one would have thought that this would have happened a few years ago.
Not really ...... the event/fund misuse took place in 2017 - Trump's dubious accounting practices will have hidden the malpractice for a while but maybe an audit revealed it or maybe somebody "squealed" ......
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