DC sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital, accusing them of throwing parties for the Trump family with nonprofit funds, and overpaying for event space at the hotel. The district's attorney general, Karl Racine, said the inaugural committee had been "blatantly and unlawfully abusing nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family." The lawsuit, announced Wednesday, alleges that the committee abused nonprofit funds and coordinated with the Trump family to "grossly overpay for event space" in the hotel. The committee has maintained that its finances were independently audited, and that all money was spen
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