CNN tells us that the First Shady Ivanka Trump was the person who
grifted negotiated with the inaugural committee, when it came to gouging the prices and accommodations at Trump properties:
“Inaugural committee organizers complained to Ivanka Trump that the hotel was attempting to charge $175,000 per day for use of a ballroom and other meeting rooms, according to internal communications.
“Committee leader Stephanie Winston Wolkoff emailed Ivanka Trump, then still an executive with the Trump Organization, to argue that the maximum rate should have been $85,000 a day, noting that events were for Trump — referred to as “PE,” or President-elect.
“These are events in PE’s honor at his hotel and one of them is with and for family and close friends,” Wolkoff wrote in an email published by WNYC.
“Emails obtained by WNYC and ProPublica include a message in which then-deputy inaugural chairman Rick Gates thanks Ivanka Trump for her help negotiating rates.”
“On Friday, ProPublica reported that some of it went to Trump’s businesses for venue rentals, in transactions that were brokered in part by the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump. According to ProPublica, even before the inauguration, there were already concerns being raised internally about whether the Trump Organization was overcharging the inaugural committee for event space.”
Again, in the CNN piece:
“The New York Times also reported Thursday night that federal prosecutors are looking into whether people from foreign countries — specifically Middle Eastern countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — funneled potentially illegal donations via surrogate donors to both the inaugural fund and a pro-Trump super PAC in efforts to buy “influence over American policy.”
In other words, some/much of that $100M Ameros raised—and some it probably illegally—for the inauguration went directly into Comrade Trump’s pockets, as grifted by Ivanka. No wonder she’s his fav.