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

Sen. Jack ReedJack ReedOvernight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video Senate Armed Services chair expects 'some extension' of troops in Afghanistan Top Democrat optimistic Pentagon policy nominee will get 'fair shot' amid GOP opposition MORE (D-R.I.) said Thursday that reports that federal prosecutors are investigating President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills 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.