Federal prosecutors probe this big GOP donor potentially selling foreign clients access to Trump

Federal prosecutors probe this big GOP donor potentially selling foreign clients access to Trump
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Federal prosecutors are investigating whether top Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy sold access to the president’s inaugural team to foreign clients, The Wall Street Journal reports.


Investigators are probing whether Broidy, who was appointed deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee after raising money for Trump during the 2016 campaign, was paid millions by foreign prospective clients for “special access” to Trump’s 2017 inauguration, according to the report. Selling access to foreign donors could violate campaign finance, lobbying and money-laundering laws.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn requested documents from Trump’s inaugural committee in April related to Broidy and current or prospective clients of his intelligence research firm, Circinus LLC.

Broidy invited several officials from Angola and Romania to attend inaugural events, including a Romanian official facing a corruption trial, the Journal reported. Broidy also introduced Angolan officials to several members of Congress during the trip.

Shortly after the inauguration, the Angolan government agreed to pay Broidy’s company $6 million, according to the report.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn requested documents from Trump’s inaugural committee in April related to Broidy and current or prospective clients of his intelligence research firm, Circinus LLC.

Broidy invited several officials from Angola and Romania to attend inaugural events, including a Romanian official facing a corruption trial, the Journal reported. Broidy also introduced Angolan officials to several members of Congress during the trip.

Shortly after the inauguration, the Angolan government agreed to pay Broidy’s company $6 million, according to the report.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn requested documents from Trump’s inaugural committee in April related to Broidy and current or prospective clients of his intelligence research firm, Circinus LLC.

Broidy invited several officials from Angola and Romania to attend inaugural events, including a Romanian official facing a corruption trial, the Journal reported. Broidy also introduced Angolan officials to several members of Congress during the trip.

Shortly after the inauguration, the Angolan government agreed to pay Broidy’s company $6 million, according to the report.

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