CNN's February 26 summons indicates that Attorney General Karl Racine is reviewing "whether the Committee's spending on its non-profit funds was a waste, mismanagement and / or a private advantage undue authority or act contrary to its non-profit purpose. "
The new survey indicates growing interest among law enforcement officials for Trump's inaugural ceremony, which is also the subject of an investigation by prosecutors in New York and New Jersey .
The documents, expected before March 29, cover a wide range of committee activities. The subpoena asks for the inaugural committee's financial and governance documents, vendor contracts and communications, as well as the amounts paid by the committee to the Trump Organization and the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington DC. This hotel was a favorite spot for party goers attending the inauguration of Trump in January 2017 and remains a central meeting place for Trump's tourists and associates in the city.
This is not the first incursion of the Attorney General into the business world of President Donald Trump. Earlier, DC's Attorney General along with the Maryland Attorney General sued the president, alleging that he had received illegal payments from foreign governments and other states through Trump. International Hotel in Washington.
The subpoena by DC's inaugural Attorney General's Committee this week is in some ways a reflection of what the office wants in its trial, including payments for services provided to Trump International Hotel.
This week's assignment follows hearings of the inaugural committee issued by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office and federal prosecutors in New York earlier this month.
The subpoena in New Jersey, also obtained by CNN, requires the committee to release a range of financial and other information by March 4.
In general, the DC Attorney General has limited ability to prosecute serious crimes, as the US Attorney's Office of the US Department of Justice is the primary prosecutor for local and federal affairs in the district.