CAMPAIGN FINANCE/LEGAL/NEW JERSEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, which issued the request for documents on Monday [2-11-19] as part of a civil inquiry into how the committee raised and spent $107 million on inaugural events. The inaugural committee has told the AP its finances were independently audited and that all funds were spent in accordance with the law. Leland Moore, a spokesman for New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, declined to comment. The inquiry marks the latest in a series of investigations into Trump’s campaign and presidency. The special counsel, Robert Mueller, is investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation.”

Associated Press, “NJ Attorney General Subpoenas Trump’s Inaugural Committee,” The New York Times online, February 15, 2019