It has now been over two years since the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. More and more media reports detail illegally funneled donations and general lack of reporting requirements for these multi-million dollar events. Now to see that the U.S. Attorney’s
Office of Southern District of New York is subpoenaing documents is shocking. Political candidates and elected officials see a fair amount of warranted scrutiny over fundraising and spending. But it is incomprehensible that a Presidential Inaugural Committee
can raise and distribute funds in the name of the President of the United States with little to no scrutiny. Regardless of political affiliation, I would hope that every Member of Congress wants to ensure that our official ceremonies reflect America’s ideals
and promote transparency through this process.