Melania’s Right-Hand Woman Just Threw The Trump Family Under The Bus
On Monday, First lady Melania Trump’s right-hand woman, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, handed over a pile of documents to the attorney general of Washington, D.C., as part of the investigation into Donald Trump’s inaugural committee.
Wolkoff turned over the documents after being subpoenaed last month.
The inauguration has been under investigation for months after it was revealed foreign nationals were searching for ways to donate. At least one person scammed a foreign donor searching for a front-row seat to the event. Then there’s the matter of the inauguration raising more than any other committee in history while spending a shockingly low amount of it.
“The latest subpoena appears to be probing potential self-dealing by the Trump Organization and members of the president’s family, according to two people familiar with the investigation,” wrote Emily Jane Fox for Vanity Fair.
The documents could ultimately reveal if Trump was banking money on the side from his inauguration, which would be illegal.
“The attorney general appears to be particularly interested in payments being made through the inaugural committee to Trump-owned businesses, and whether there was a fair bidding process for contractors,” Fox wrote.
Wolkoff won’t give any information, however, saying she’s bound by a non-disclosure agreement.
“If the [Presidential Inaugural Committee] wants to release me from this obligation, I would be able to speak freely without the fear of legal or financial repercussions,” she said in a statement. “Otherwise, I am regrettably unable to provide substantial comment.”
According to reports, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has also requested those same documents through the committee.