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Report: New York Prosecutors Plan to Subpoena Trump's Inauguration Committee

Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York plan to subpoena documents from President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee, according to ABC News. The public corruption section of the U.S. attorney's office reportedly contacted inauguration committee lawyers on Monday and “asked if they could accept a subpoena for documents from federal prosecutors,” according to a source cited by ABC. Inauguration attorneys and the Southern District office declined to comment to ABC News. Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has been interviewed by the Southern District, and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg has reportedly agreed to cooperate with their probe. The Wall Street Journal reported late last year that the Southern District office was investigating whether the committee “misspent” some of the $107 million it raised for the event. A subsequent New York Times report detailed lavish spending by the committee, $1.5 million of it going to Trump's D.C. hotel.