“House Panel Seeks to Interview Top Organizer of Trump Inauguration”


The House Intelligence Committee is seeking an interview with and documents from a top organizer on President Trump’s inaugural committee, according to people familiar with the request, signaling that Congress is expanding its probe of how the fund raised and spent more than $100 million.

The March 19 request from the House Intelligence Committee was disclosed in a letter sent to a lawyer for the inaugural committee this week by an attorney for Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to first lady Melania Trump who served as a producer and a vendor for the inauguration. The inaugural fund hasn’t been contacted by the House panel, according to one of the people familiar with the matter….

The House Intelligence Committee sought from Ms. Wolkoff an array of materials, including matters related to contacts between the inaugural fund and foreign entities, specifically in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, the person familiar with the matter said.

The committee also requested information on efforts by foreign entities to provide gifts or things of value to Mr. Trump, as well as his son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and their affiliated businesses, the people said. It also sought records related to the inaugural committee’s donors and contractors, guest lists for inaugural events, and information on any payments made directly from donors to vendors, the people said.


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