Criminal Probe Launched Into Trump Inauguration Spending, Donor Pay-To-Play Claims
If there was any play to play, good luck determining this, then there's an issue. Indeed this is classic simpleminded crony capitalism. As everyone knows the best way to influence a new president is by giving to a candidate's foundation. It gives the donor cover. Trump's chief political rival knew this.
The sentence is in the Democrat's pocket. They are just looking for an excuse. Something. Anything. That's what the Mueller investigation is all about. It was about keeping things going until the Dems made a showing in 2018. And to their credit the Dems made a showing, and beat the Republicans on the ground particularly in California. The GOP lost. Now the angry throng of pink hats seek to do as much damage as they can. Right now they have the momentum. They earned it. The old media kept the drumbeat going and it will continue beat on. Watch for more attacks on new media. Watch for more attacks on social media. The Dems will do what they can while they can. This is to be expected. The fight is to keep the deplorables in check and to make Orange Man pay for besting Hillary. One way or another.
According to the ubiquitous 'people familiar with the matter', WSJ reports that the criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions, some of the people said.
President Trump’s funds came largely from wealthy donors and corporations who gave $1 million or more - including casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, AT&T and Boeing, according to Federal Election Commission filings. There is no sign that those three donors are under investigation. All of which sounds like a "deep state" reach into possible Trump-Saudi connections (now that the Russia collusion narrative has collapsed).
We will say that Adelsohn, AT&T, and Boeing are absolutely no strangers to crony capitalism.