House Intel seeks to haul Melania Trump's close friend into Congress over her role in scandal-plagued inauguration
Donald and Melania Trump walk amongst sparse crowds on the way to his January 20, swearing in. Source: Department of Homeland Security.

The House Intelligence Committee is seeking information from Melania Trump's friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff for her role planning the president's inauguration.


The New York Times reported that the committee has, according to a person familiar with it, requested documents about Donald Trump's inauguration from the First Lady's friend who was contracted to run party programming event.

The Wall Street Journal added that the panel seeks to interview Wolkoff per a March 19 letter sent to her lawyers. The letter also revealed that she received a grand jury subpoena in October from federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

According to the Journal, the committee requested information from Wolkoff from a wide array of issues including, according to people with knowledge of the letter, documents "related to contacts between the inaugural fund and foreign entities, specifically in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates."