The inauguration? This is ridiculous. The Democrats are mad with rage, determined to destroy President Trump in any way they possibly can. And why? What is Trump’s crime? Here they’re claiming that Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE bought influence over American policy, as if Trump were the first President to be allied with the Saudis. Trump’s real crime in the eyes of the Democrats is that he is a popular President who dissents from their agenda, unlike the RINOs. The Democrats can’t get over the fact that they lost in 2016, and they’re determined to override the will of the people by smearing the President in any way they can, and ultimately attempting to bring him down by means of bogus charges.
“Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, source says,” by Kara Scannell, Gloria Borger and Devan Cole, CNN, December 14, 2018:
The New York Times reported Thursday night that federal prosecutors are looking into whether people from foreign countries funneled potentially illegal donations to both the inaugural fund and a pro-Trump super PAC in efforts to buy “influence over American policy.” The paper, citing people familiar with the inquiry, said it focuses on people from Middle Eastern countries — including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — and whether they “used straw donors to disguise their donations to the two funds.”
Federal law does not allow foreign contributions to inaugural funds or PACs, according to the Times.
In a statement, Trump’s inaugural committee said the celebration was “in full compliance with all applicable laws.”
“The (committee) is not aware of any pending investigations and has not been contacted by any prosecutors. We simply have no evidence the investigation exists,” the statement read.
“The (committee’s) finances were fully audited internally and independently and are fully accounted. Moreover, the inauguration’s accounting was provided both to the Federal Election Commission and the IRS in compliance with all laws and regulations. These were funds raised from private individuals and were then spent in accordance with the law and the expectations of the donors. The names of donors were provided to the FEC and have been public for nearly two years and those donors were vetted in accordance with the law and no improprieties have been found regardng [sic] the vetting of those donors.”
When asked by reporters about the Wall Street Journal story Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, “That doesn’t have anything to do with the President or the first lady. The biggest thing the President did, his engagement in the inauguration, was to come here and raise his hand and take the oath of office. The President was focused on the transition at that time and not on any of the planning for the inauguration.”
According to the Journal, sources told the paper that the investigation “partly arises out of materials seized in the federal probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s business dealings.”…
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