…they all were broke from bribing him with bribes (ALLEGEDLY)!
“President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for his inauguration, according to sources familiar with the matter…
“Citing conversations with people familiar with the investigation, which is being handled by the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan, the Journal reported that prosecutors are also looking into whether the committee accepted donations from individuals looking to gain influence in or access to the new administration.
“The newspaper notes that “giving money in exchange for political favors” is illegal, as is misuse of any donated funds. The committee was registered as a nonprofit.”
Not to be outdone by CNN –
Wall Street Journal: “Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised.”
N.Y. Times: “[Federal prosecutors are examining] whether people from Middle Eastern nations — including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — used straw donors to disguise their donations [to Trump’s inaugural committee and a pro-Trump super PAC]”.
I do recall reading that the person in charge of the inauguration was a friend of Mel’s, and some huge portion of the Ameros raised was both never spent and went unaccountably missing.