Top Republican fundraiser Eliott Broidy is under investigation by a federal grand jury about whether he used his position on President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to influence his business dealings with foreign leaders or get contracts from them, the Daily Mail reported.
Broidy, 63, is worth about $75 million and made his fortune in investments and defense contracting. He served as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2006 to 2008 and was vice chair of Trump’s Victory Campaign of 2016.
A subpoena has been issued to talk to 20 individuals and businesses. Some of the subpoenas are related to leaked emails that Broidy claimed were obtained when his account was hacked.
The emails show invitations for two Angolan leaders to Trump’s inauguration, with copies of defense contracts to be signed before the ceremony. A former lawyer for Britton’s firm Circinus resigned in 2017 after sending an alarm about other business dealings in Romania.
Broidy denies wrongdoing in the matters. Nothing in the subpoenas has indicated that Trump knew anything about Broidy’s business dealings.
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