Federal prosecutors subpoena records from Trump inaugural committee

Pool via Getty Images FILEPresident Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump dance at the Freedom Ball on Jan. 20 2017 in Washington

Federal prosecutors in the state of NY are seeking information and documents regarding US President Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony.

According to the New York Times, the subpoena requires that the committee submit "documents related to all of the committee's donors and guests; any benefits handed out, including tickets and photo opportunities with the president; federal disclosure filings; vendors; contracts; and more".

The subpoena also requested documents relating to donations "made by or on behalf of foreign nationals, including but not limited to any communications regarding or relating to the possibility of donations by foreign nationals", the Journal reported.

The investigation is the latest in a series of criminal inquiries into Trump's campaign and presidency.

"We have just received a subpoena for documents", the statement read. "While we are still reviewing the subpoena, it is our intention to cooperate with the inquiry", a spokesperson for the inauguration told ABC News, which first reported the news.

In April raids of Mr. Cohen's home, office and hotel room, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents obtained a recorded conversation between Mr. Cohen and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to Melania Trump, who worked on the inaugural events.

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A spokeswoman has confirmed the request and said the committee intends to cooperate with the investigation, several outlets reported.

Mueller is separately examining the campaign's ties to Russian Federation while the same federal prosecutors who subpoenaed Trump's inaugural records are probing his company, the Trump Organisation.

According to the subpoena, investigators want more information on bank accounts related to the inauguration ceremony, donors, foreign contributions, vendors and contractors, U.S. media reported on Tuesday.

Prosecutors are also examining whether any foreigners made illegal payments to the committee, the newspapers reported. During the trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, inaugural committee deputy chairman Rick Gates said that he may have stolen money from the committee.

Foreigners can not contribute money to inaugural committees, political campaigns, and PACs under US federal law.

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