It Appears Both Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump Will End Up on the Stand Over Inauguration Corruption Case
In the case against Donald Trump over misuse of funds for his January 2017 inauguration, it looks like his children Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump could be under fire as well. When the case goes to trial in February 2022, both Don Jr. and Ivanka could very well have to testify under oath about their knowledge of the corruption.
According to D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine’s investigation, about $1.1 million in funds from the non-profit Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) was misused by the Trump family, who essentially planned the extravagant event at the Trump Hotel so they would personally profit off of it. Racine is currently making the request that the same amount is recovered from the family and given to another non-profit organization.
The allegations state that Trump’s hotel in Washington D.C. hugely overcharged the PIC for the inauguration compared to the hotel’s normal rates. Since he owns the hotel, him and his family would have personally profited from this slight “miscalculation.” Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. will both be on trial due to their knowledge of the misuse of funds, both for the main event and for the exclusive afterparty that was also thrown on the non-profit’s dollar.
Based on current information, it is not entirely clear how much involvement Melania Trump will have, and whether she will also be on trial. Despite this, she is still in hot water. Her former best friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, has released a recording of Melania admitting that she was fired from the committee to help protect higher-ups.
“Melania and the White House had accused me of criminal activity, and publicly shamed and fired me, and made me their scapegoat. At that moment in time, that’s when I pressed record.” -Stephanie Winston Wolkoff on whether she has recordings of the quotes in her new book pic.twitter.com/LpXyWg0MWR
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 2, 2020
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At the very least, America will be watching in anticipation come February to find out how Ivanka and Don Jr. handle their possible indictment. Both have been caught giving false testimonies in past depositions, so it would be no surprise to find they handle the situation in a similar fashion when court comes around again.
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— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) November 9, 2021