President Trump’s inaugural committee subpoenaed by federal prosecutors

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:06 AM PT — Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Prosecutors in New York have subpoenaed the President Trump’s inauguration committee for documents. The order, issued Monday, is asking for all information related to donors, vendors and finances.

The probe is looking into alleged finance abuses related to nearly $100 million in donations. The investigation is trying to uncover whether or not members of the committee offered benefits to donors in exchange for benefits and access.

Supporters of the court’s decision are saying this is a necessary step to determine if there was a quid pro quo with foreign nationals.

In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster/AP, File)

Meanwhile, critics have said the investigation is likely another false flag and is a waste of federal resources.

“Okay, if there’s accusations and they’re credible then let the investigation go forward and let’s see what it shows, but to be fair to a lot of people who have been accused of some very serious crimes, including even the crime of treason over the last two-years, many times these investigations don’t show and prove what many people think and some of them actually hope that they will,” stated Representative Chris Stewart, (R) Utah.

Critics also question the scrutiny of the investigation, asking why the same resources haven’t been applied to other organizations such as the Clinton Foundation.