2016 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN FINANCE/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is denying that President Donald Trump had any knowledge of possible malfeasance by his inaugural committee, which is reportedly under investigation for misusing funds…The response comes after The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Thursday [12-13-18] that federal prosecutors in Manhattan were investigating whether Trump’s inaugural committee misspent some of the record-breaking $107 million it had raised that year. Prosecutors are also looking into whether the committee levied access to the nascent administration to solicit greater donations, the Journal reported. In the Journal’s report, the committee denied knowledge of the investigation, claiming it had not been contacted by federal prosecutors. But Sanders’ comments appear to acknowledge by omission that the investigation could be underway.”

Matthew Choi, “Sarah Sanders: Trump had nothing to do with inauguration spending,” Politico, December 14, 2018 10:33 am