Report: New Jersey AG Subpoenas Trump Inaugural Committee In Non-Criminal Case

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during the Salute to Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credi... US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during the Salute to Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 15, 2019 3:42 p.m.

Civil attorneys from the New Jersey state attorney general’s consumer protection division issued a subpoena to the Trump inaugural committee this week, ABC reports.

“The PIC [Presidential Inauguration Committee] is in receipt of an Administrative Action Subpoena issued by the Attorney General of New Jersey, who is conducting through his Consumer Protection Division a civil inquiry related to the PIC. The PIC is in contact with staff regarding the inquiry,” ABC cited the committee as saying on Friday.

This is the second subpoena that the inaugural committee has received in as many weeks, after federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York sent a wide-ranging subpoena to the committee last week.

The focus of the New Jersey probe is unclear, though the ABC report indicates that it is not focused on any criminal wrongdoing.

The Trump inaugural set a record with its $107 million haul. The federal investigation reportedly focuses on the committee’s spending, and also whether foreigners were allowed to contribute money in violation of federal campaign finance laws.

An attorney for the Trump inaugural committee did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

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