World Federal prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee on Monday and asked for information about its donors, including details about donations from foreigners, according to reports. The subpoena requires the committee give investigators documentation about almost every donor or donation received, as well as any benefits the committee may have offered to donors, including photo opportunities and meetings. The inaugural committee said in a statement that it would cooperate with the subpoena. Federal election law prohibits foreign nationals from giving money to the inauguration, and there have been indications that foreigners have used straw men, or in this case Americans donating on behalf of foreigners, to circumvent these laws. American lobbyist Sam Patten pleaded guilty in August to using a straw donor to give $50,000 to the Trump Inauguration Committee on behalf of a Russian and Ukrainian citizen, a sum that got him four tickets to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee Subpoenaed: Here Are the Crimes and the People Being Investigated by Prosecutors
Donald trumps inauguration
PRESIDENT Donald Trump's inaugural committee might be in some hot water after an investigation was launched into the committee's funds. But who was on the committee, and why are they being investigated? Here's what we know. Who was on Donald Trump's inaugural committee? The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee organised events for Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence, such as the concerts, parade, balls and prayer service. The chairman of the committee was Thomas Barrack Jr, an investor and longtime friend of Trump's. The co-chairs of the committee were Lewis Eisenberg and Roy Bailey. Committee members included Sheldon Adelson and Miriam Adelson, Steve Wynn and Phil Ruffin, oil entrepreneur Harold Hamm, businesswoman Diane Hendricks, coal businessman Joe Craft, Gail Icahn, wife of Carl Icahn, Dallasites Ray Washburne, Gentry Beach, Roy Bailey, and Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets. The inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million. This hefty amount was twice more than … [Read more...] about Who was on Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and why are they being investigated?
WASHINGTON — Don’t cross President Donald Trump. That’s the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford’s surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford’s criticism of the president. The outcome is a cautionary tale for Republicans in Congress who try to work with Trump while also maintaining their independence. One wrong turn — or in Sanford’s case, many — and they could face the wrath of a president who is quick to attack detractors as enemies, even in his own party. “That’s ultimately what the race devolved down to, which was, was I Trump enough?” Sanford told reporters on Capitol Hill. “It’s a very tribal environment right now,” he said. “Are you for or against Trump?” He said he hoped his defeat would not dissuade other members from speaking out against Trump. Agreeing to disagree … [Read more...] about Primary election lesson for GOP: Don’t cross President Donald Trump
POLITICS 06/07/2018 03:36 pm ET Jurors had discussed the concept of jury nullification in the case. By Ryan J. Reilly WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department failed to convict any of the four defendants facing felony trial in connection with property destruction during a protest of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, with jurors either finding defendants not guilty or deadlocking on charges against the defendants. Two of the defendants could still face trial on felony charges, while one defendant could face a single misdemeanor charge. Members of the jury had discussed the concept of jury nullification after a juror read graffiti on a bathroom stall wall that said “Google jury nullification.” Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia ― a component of the Justice Department that uniquely prosecutes both local and federal charges in D.C. ― originally pressed felony charges against more than 200 … [Read more...] about Justice Department Still Can’t Convict Any Trump Inauguration Protesters At Second Trial
Kimberly Guilfoyle attends a special screening of "Final Portrait" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Thursday, March 22, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Tomaczek Beddnarek, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Paolo Zampolli and Rita Cosby attend the Ambassador Paolo Zampolli Reception on March 8, 2018 in New York City. (Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Paolo Zampolli) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds (L-R) Model Carol Alt, designer Zang Toi and Kimberly Guilfoyle pose backstage at the Zang Toi fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Ben Gabbe/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows) Kimberly Guilfoyle and Carol Alt attend the Zang Toi collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Pier 59 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Robin Marchant/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows) Mary Shaw (L) and Kimberly Guilfoyle attend Stuart Weitzman … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle have Secret Service guarding date nights, report says