Ivanka Trump was asked by lawyers that Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misused donor money, according to a new court filing.
The document, first released by CNN on Wednesday, reveals that Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter and senior adviser to the White House, was interviewed by attorneys at the Washington law firm on Tuesday.
The agency has filed a lawsuit over the loss of nonprofit funds, accusing the committee of making more than $ 1 million (£ 746,000) in improper payments at the president’s Washington DC hotel in the 2017 inaugural week.
Ivanka Trump’s notes were summoned as part of the lawsuit; the first lady, Melania Trump; Thomas Barrack Jr., a close friend of the president who was chairman of the founding committee, and others. Barrack was also asked last month.
Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $ 1 million to reserve a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in the country’s capital as part of a program to “roughly overpay” the party while enriching the president’s own family, the District Attorney for the District of Columbia. , Karl Racine claims.
He accused the committee of misusing nonprofit funds and negotiating with hotel management and members of the Trump family to organize events.
“District law requires nonprofits to use their funds for specific public purposes and not for the benefit of individuals or companies.” “In this case, we are seeking to recover non-profit funds that were not properly managed directly to the Trump family business.”
The committee raised an unprecedented $ 107 million to hold events to celebrate Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, but its spending has been subject to ongoing scrutiny.
Alan Garten, of the Trump Organization, said in a statement that “Trump’s only role was to bring the parties together and instruct the hotel to eliminate a” fair market interest rate “, which the hotel did.”