WASHINGTON (AP) – Ivanka Trump has been ousted by lawyers, claiming that President Donald Trump’s inauguration commission in 2017 misused donor funds, the new court declaration reveals.
The document, first published by CNN on Wednesday, notes that Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter and senior White House adviser, was interviewed Tuesday by lawyers from the Washington, D.C.
The office filed a lawsuit alleging non-profit, accusing the committee of making more than $ 1 million in illegal payments to the presidential hotel in Washington, DC, during the opening week of 201
As part of the lawsuit, they called for recordings from Ivanka Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Thomas Barak Jr., a close friend of the president, chairman of the founding commission, and others. Barak was also ousted last month.
Trump’s inaugural commission has spent more than $ 1 million to book a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in the country’s capital as part of a scheme to “roughly overpay” for party space and enrich the president’s own family in the process, according to District of Columbia Attorney General Carl Racine.
He accused the committee of misusing non-profit funds and coordinating with hotel officials and members of the Trump family to organize the events.
“District law requires non-profit organizations to use their funds for their stated public purpose, not for the benefit of individuals or companies,” Racine said. “In this case, we are seeking to recover the non-profit funds that were misdirected directly into Trump’s family business.”
The committee raised an unprecedented $ 107 million to host events in honor of Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, but the cost of that continued to be considered.
In a statement, Trump’s Alan Garten said, “Mrs. Trump’s only involvement was connecting the parties and instructing the hotel to charge a ‘fair market rate,’ which the hotel did.” “