presidential inaugurations

Documents reveal clash over spending inside Trump inaugural

The former adviser to first lady Melania Trump, who has come under fire for the cost of President Donald Trump's inauguration, was among the event planners who raised concerns about excessive spending in the weeks before the events, according to documents obtained by CNN.

Washington Post: Trump planning Fourth of July event

The Trump administration is planning a costly Independence Day speech at the Lincoln Memorial, despite its failure to pay off $7 million in debt from the 2017 inauguration, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee, source says

Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday subpoenaed President Donald Trump's inaugural committee for documents related to donors, vendors and finances, according to a copy of the subpoena reviewed by CNN, a step that appears to escalate that office's ongoing investigation of the committee's activity.

Lobbyist for Ukraine still cooperating with prosecutors

Washington lobbyist W. Samuel Patten, who has been one of the most low-profile but potentially significant cooperators in the special counsel's office investigation, appears to still be involved with sensitive aspects of Robert Mueller and the Justice Department's work.

WNYC: Ivanka Trump involved in inauguration hotel negotiations

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee spent funds on hotel rooms and meals at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC and also rented space there at rates negotiated partly by Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, WNYC and ProPublica reported Friday.

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, source says

President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for his inauguration, according to sources familiar with the matter.

What George H. W. Bush asked for in his inaugural speech

In a world where each day's news sends us deeper into our tribes, the passing of the ever-decent George H.W. Bush, our nation's 41st President, should cause us to reflect on a call for national political unity Bush made during his inaugural address: