It’s no secret the Deep State has been working for years to undermine President Trump.
Trump’s business, his advisors, and his Presidential campaign have all been under investigation.
And with this latest investigation, the Deep State crossed a red line that will make Donald Trump furious.
President Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee raised a record $107 million in donations, more than double what President Obama raised for his 2009 inauguration committee.
But federal prosecutors in Manhattan are now looking into whether Trump’s committee mismanaged its funds and raised money in exchange for political access to the President.
The investigation, which the Wall Street Journal reported to be a “criminal probe,” came about as a result of the conviction of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer who was sentenced to 36 months in prison as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Among the documents seized by the FBI from Cohen’s office and home earlier this year were communications between Cohen and one of the inauguration committee organizers.
The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors are now using these documents to build a case of political pay-to-play against Trump.
The contents of these documents have not been released to the public, and it’s unclear whether the investigation will be directed towards the committee’s organizers, donors, or the President himself.
The inauguration committee’s deputy, Richard Gates, has already been interviewed by federal prosecutors on the committee’s spending and its donors according to the Wall Street Journal.
In February, Gates pled guilty to conspiracy against the U.S. involving foreign political consulting work not connected to Trump’s campaign. These charges were brought forward by the Mueller investigation.
The investigation is also reportedly looking into whether any money was used to obtain special favors from the White House.
One such alleged example involves a Tennessee man who donated $1 million dollars to the committee, then hired Cohen to help get a $5 billion loan for a nuclear power project.
Charges of pay-to-play however may be hard to prove. The loan has not been approved by the Department of Energy.
Claims that the committee misused funds may also be unfounded.
Many Americans did not believe Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
His upset victory meant that his campaign, advisors, and inner circle had only a matter of weeks to plan, raise money, and pay for the President’s inauguration celebrations.
The Wall Street Journal reports that members of the committee and those close to the President point out that the short time between Trump’s election and his inauguration forced them to raise and spend more than past Presidents.
In conclusion, the inauguration committee, and perhaps Trump himself, may be under investigation simply because they were able to raise more money than former Presidents.
With signs that prosecutors investigating the inaugural committee are coordinating with Robert Mueller’s probe, many Trump supporters believe this is just another politically-driven attack on President Trump.
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