Witness deposits as part of the lawsuit have been under way for the past several weeks.
Tom Barrack, chair of the inaugural committee, was impeached on November 17, according to the court’s filing.
The lawsuit said the attorney general’s office also summoned records from Barack, Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and former vice chair of the inaugural committee Rick Gates.
“Mrs. Trump’s only participation was to connect the parties and direct the hotel to impose a” fair market price “, which is what the hotel did,” Trump Organization general counsel Alan Garten said in a statement to CNN.
According to the lawsuit, Gates “personally managed” discussions with the Trump Hotel over the event space.
In December 2016, Gates wrote to Ivanka Trump that he was “a little concerned about the optics of the pic.” [Presidential Inaugural Committee] He paid exorbitant fees to the Trump Hotel, and the media made it a big story, “according to the lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, Gates agreed with the hotel manager and members of the Trump family to pay $ 175,000 per day to the committee to reserve a venue for four days.
The committee’s event organizer – Stephanie Winston Woolcoff – advised against the deal, telling the committee and the Trump family that the charges were at least twice the market price, the lawsuit said.
Attorney General Carl Racine said Walcoff “noted his discomfort with the presentation during a personal meeting with President-elect Trump and Ivanka Trump.” She also sent a follow-up email to Ivanka Trump and Gates to Sarih. [her] Anxious, “according to the attorney general.
The lawsuit alleges that “the opening committee accepted the contract in any case.”
Informed sources said that Wulkoff will be sacked next week.
This story has been updated with a statement from The Trump Organization.
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