Inauguration

Trump has nominated 14 major inauguration donors for ambassador roles

In this image, Trump walks through a tunnel at the Capitol to be sworn in as president.
Trump at his inauguration. Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images

At least 14 major contributors to President Trump's inauguration fund were later nominated to become ambassadors, marking an abnormal uptick in offering political jobs to wealthy donors than in previous administrations, an NBC news reported on Wednesday.

Details: These nominees donated an average of just over $350,000 to Trump's inauguration. NBC also notes that only 8 of Trump's diplomatic nominees have made it through the Republican-controlled Senate, which R. Nicholas Burns, a former ambassador under Bush and Clinton, told NBC could be due to "questions about the qualifications of some of these people."

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D.C. attorney general subpoenas Trump's inaugural committee

President Donald Trump at his inauguration in January 2017.
President Donald Trump at January 2017 inauguration. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The District of Columbia's attorney general ordered President Trump’s inaugural committee to hand over documents relating to the $107 million fund and payments made to the Trump International Hotel or the Trump Organization, seeking to uncover if the money was "wasted, mismanaged and/or improperly provided private benefit," the New York Times reports.

The big picture: This comes in the wake of similar subpoenas issued earlier this month by New Jersey’s attorney general and federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

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