Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of former President Donald Trump, was deposed by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine this month as part of the district’s lawsuit over the misuse of funds by the former president’s inaugural committee.
A court filing from Racine with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia indicates Trump Jr. answered questions at a deposition on February 11, during which he was asked about a contract signed by the Trump Organization for a block of hotel rooms at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington during the week of the 2017 inauguration.
According to the motion filed by Racine, the inaugural committee paid nearly $50,000 for the rooms reserved by the Trump Organization. The point-of-contact for the room-block contract was Lindsay Santoro, who worked for the Trump Organization and served as executive assistant to Trump Jr., according to the filing. The authorizing signature on the contract was Gentry Beach, a close friend of Trump Jr. The invoice for the rooms, however, was sent to Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee in July 2017, and it was paid.