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House committee seeks interview with key inaugural planner

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, April 03 2019 Apr 3, 2019 April 03, 2019 5:31 PM April 03, 2019 in News - AP National

By JIM MUSTIAN
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview a key planner of President Donald Trump's inauguration, a person familiar with the request tells The Associated Press.

That's according to a letter the inaugural committee received this week from an attorney for Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a New York event planner and former adviser to first lady Melania Trump.

The house committee's request was described to The AP by a person with knowledge of the letter who wasn't authorized to disclose its contents and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The letter also revealed Wolkoff was subpoenaed to testify in early October before a federal grand jury in Manhattan.

Federal prosecutors are investigating the inaugural committee's spending, including whether foreigners illegally contributed to the inaugural events.

Calls to Wolkoff's residence seeking comment rang unanswered.

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This story has been corrected to show the proper first name spelling of Melania, not Melanie.

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