Dem Senator on investigation into Trump inauguration: New 'impropriety' uncovered every day

Sen. Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedOvernight Defense: Top Marine warns border deployment could hurt readiness | McSally aims for sexual assault reforms in defense bill | House to vote on measure opposing transgender ban | New warning over F-35 sale to Turkey Marine Corps commander: Using troops at southern border an 'unacceptable risk' to readiness Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief under investigation over Boeing ties | Trump uses visual aids to tout progress against ISIS | Pentagon, Amnesty International spar over civilian drone deaths MORE (D-R.I.) said Thursday that reports that federal prosecutors are investigating President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE's inauguration are just another example of "alleged impropriety."

"Again, it’s another shoe that has dropped, it seems like every day there’s another revelation of at least alleged impropriety by the Trump administration or his campaign," the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee said on CNN. "All of this can’t be made up."

"There seems to be a consistent finding of impropriety associated with the administration.”


The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that prosecutors in New York are looking into whether Trump's inauguration committee misspent funds or accepted donations in exchange for access to the administration.

Trump's inaugural committee raised nearly $107 million, and many of those donations came from some of the biggest campaign supporters.

Trump has yet to publicly comment on the reports, but White House press secretary on Thursday said "that doesn't have anything to do with the president or the first lady."

"The biggest thing the president did, his engagement in the inauguration, was to come here and raise his hand and take the oath of office. The president was focused on the transition at that time and not on any of the planning for the inauguration," she said, according to CNN.