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The Democrats, after having won the presidential election and winning control of the Senate, are still not satisfied.
They are on a mission to destroy President Donald Trump and his entire family, as evidenced by all the calls for prosecution of the president and his family.
And now the Washington, D.C. district attorney wants to talk to the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Bloomberg News reported.
Donald Trump Jr. was asked by the Attorney General’s office in the District of Columbia to sit down for questioning in relation to a lawsuit claiming President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee illegally overpaid for events at a Washington hotel owned by his family business.
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sent a formal deposition request to Donald Trump Jr., spokesman David Mayorga said Thursday.
Racine’s office sued in January 2020, claiming that Trump’s inaugural committee made an unjustified payment of more than $1 million to the Trump hotel for events from Jan. 17, 2017, to Jan. 20, 2017, after failing to consider less expensive alternatives.
The attorney general’s office said that its investigation found that the President Inaugural Committee “improperly wasted its fund when it paid almost $50,000 to the Loews Madison” for hotel rooms that were reserved by the Trump organization, CNN reported.
“This reservation was arranged by the personal assistant to Donald Trump, Jr. at the Trump Organization. The contract was executed on behalf of the Trump Organization by a close personal friend of Donald Trump, Jr. named Gentry Beach,” the court filing said.
The attorney general appeared on the CNN show “Erin Burnett Out Front” to discuss why he believes the Trump’s broke the law.
“That’s why the presidential inauguration commission paid so much money for rooms and event space that were far above market rate during the inauguration,” he said. “And that’s why we just amended our complaint to include that Donald Trump Jr’s good friend essentially had a free set of rooms for a period of time during the inauguration for no good not-for-profit purpose.”
He asserted that the transaction happened as an agreement was facilitated by the personal assistant of Trump Jr. But the Inaugural Committee was not part of the deal so when a collection agency contacted Rick Gates, an official for the committee after the Trump Organization did not pay the bill for the hotel expenses, he sent the invoice to those who were working on the inaugural’s finances.
The attorney general wants the Trump Organization to refund any benefits it received from the Inaugural Committee because there are laws that prohibit charity leaders from profiting from their own organizations.
“We’re before a court and at the end of the day the court will decide,” he said. “But the evidence is clear. The Trump business and the Trump family used the not-for-profit to profit themselves.”
Part of the reason Racine started the investigation was partly because former aide, and friend, to first lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, said she had concerns about the rates that were charged by the Trump Organization.