Ivanka Trump was recently questioned about the misuse of funds by Trump’s inauguration committee in 2017.
Trump’s inaugural committee is accused of misusing the donation funds to celebrate Trump’s victory in 2017. The elder daughter of President, Ivanka Trump, was also part of this inaugural committee. 39-year-old Ivanka, a senior White House adviser, was cross-examined by the attorneys this week as she was the part of the inauguration lawsuit.
The committee is accused of spending more than $1 million on celebrations during the first week of the inauguration in 2017. The First Lady Melania Trump and a close friend of the commander-in-chief who chaired the inaugural committee, Mr. Thomas Barrack Jr, were also interviewed in November.
Karl Racine, the attorney general of Columbia District, alleges that the committee reserved a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, which cost more than $1 million.
He testifies the committee overpaid the hotel for the arrangement of the events and emphasized that nonprofit funds are meant to be spent on public purposes rather than personal benefits.
Racine said the attorneys are striving to recover the funds that were misused by Trump’s team. Ivanka was interviewed on Tuesday by the Attorney General’s office in this regard.
A member of the Trump Organization, Alan Garten, said that Melania has nothing to do with the lawsuit as she did nothing more than introducing the parties to each other and requesting the hotel management to charge a fair market rate which they did.
However, later it was declared that the hotel charged at least twice the market rate. The former adviser of the First Lady, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, had shown her concern on the matter in 2016 and said that she is worried that they might face a problem in the future for paying such a high fee.
The committee has refused to admit the allegations and said they spent the money as per the law, and the prices are not underwritten in the audit.