Donald Trump’s inauguration committee accepted $75,000 from mysterious shell companies that disguised the involvement of one foreign contributor and others with foreign ties, The Guardian reports. The three companies allegedly each gave $25,000 to Trump’s inaugural fund. One of the donations was reported to have been made on behalf of London-based Indian financier Cyrus Vandrevala, who appears to not hold U.S. citizenship or residency and could be ineligible to donate. The second was made by a company formed in Georgia by a lobbyist with connections to the Taiwanese government—and one of his daughters was later given an internship in Trump’s White House. The third contribution was made through a company formed anonymously in New York by an Israeli real-estate developer who told the newspaper he held U.S. residency. Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to the inaugural committee in recent weeks, demanding information on its contributors and spending.
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