President Trump's organization reportedly received money from the Presidential Inaugural Committee in 2017, and at least one organizer expressed concern that they were being overcharged, which could be a tax law violation. ProPublica reported Friday that the inaugural committee paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals, and event space at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and Ivanka Trump was involved in working out the price. Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating whether the committee misspent any of its record $107 million haul and whether any of the committee's biggest donors sought access to or special favors from the incoming Trump administration for their donations. Donating money for political favors or diverting funds from a nonprofit like an inaugural committee could both run afoul of federal law.
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