D.C. sues Trump’s inaugural committee for ‘exorbitant’ spending at Trump hotel

DC Attorney General KARL RACINE at FRIENDSHIP TERRACE – Fraud and Consumer Protection for Seniors

Washington, D.C.’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s inaugural committee on Wednesday, seeking to recover $1 million in nonprofit funds it spent at Trump’s own hotel.

“An independent investigation by my office has revealed that the Inaugural Committee made exorbitant and unlawful payments to the Trump hotel to rent event space for inaugural activity,” Attorney General Karl Racine, a Democrat, told reporters. “This came as a result of coordination between Inaugural Committee Deputy Chairman Rick Gates, Trump International Hotel Management, and members of the Trump family.”

Kimberly Benza, a spokeswoman for Trump Hotels, dismissed the lawsuit as “intentionally misleading and riddled with inaccuracies,” saying the inaugural committee paid “what anyone else would have been charged for an unprecedented event of this enormous magnitude.”


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