Rachel Maddow just asked an interesting question; where did all the money Trump raised for his inauguration go? He bragged about all the money he raised – $107 million to be exact – but there’s no way he spent that much on the event.
A large portion of the funds raised for Trump’s inauguration came from Venezuelan oil company Citgo and an international investor with ties to Venezuela.
Wadie Habboush, the son of the Citgo businessman who donated to Trump, was granted a meeting with the National Security Council to present a “detailed plan to improve political relations with Venezuela and lift U.S. sanctions in exchange for opening up the South American country to potential business opportunities with U.S.-based companies.”
In other words, Citgo paid for a meeting with the National Security Council – money that went straight into Trump’s and his goons’ pockets instead of the inauguration.
“In a normal administration, the National Security Council doesn’t get used for stuff like this. National Security Council officials do not have to meet with half million dollars donors to hear their ideas on sanctions for some other country… In a normal administration, the National Security Council isn’t used to pay off donors.”
Watch the full clip below: