Investigation Just Broke Out On Trump’s Use Of Taxpayer Money
Two Democratic lawmakers have raised their concern of Trump and his transition team, as a result the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is reviewing the transition of President Trump’s team to the White House.
The GAO wrote a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. The letter state that it will “examine the 2017 presidential transition on the basis of your letter to the comptroller general.”
It also added that “we plan to complete our work and send a draft product to the agencies for comment in June 2017.”
The GAO will be reviewing how the General Services Administration’s transition funds were spent and what private financing was collected by the Trump transition team.
The biggest concern here is Trump’s conflicts of interest. Warren and Cummings sent a letter to the comptroller general late last year asking for a “review of President-Elect Trump’s taxpayer-funded transition.”
“We have significant questions about the extent to which Mr. Trump’s conflicts of interest and other problems are affecting his transition are compromising the use of taxpayer funds,” they wrote at the time.
If there’s any corruption from the Trump team it will soon be discovered.
Warren has previously paired with other Democratic lawmakers to request a variety of probes into the Trump campaign, including questioning the OGE about Ivanka Trump’s role and the cost of Trump’s security at Mar-a-Lago.