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WSJ on the genesis of the Trump inauguration probe: "The investigation partly arises out of materials seized in the federal probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s business dealings, according to people familiar with the matter."… via @WSJ
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The WSJ alludes to a guilty plea from a Washington consultant who admitted that he used a U.S. citizen to serve as a "straw purchaser" so that a "prominent Ukraine oligarch" could attend the inauguration.

The consultant's W. Samuel Patten:…
The "prominent Ukraine oligarch" is not specified.

Here's a story about one "prominent Ukraine[-born] oligarch" whose attendance at Trump's inauguration caused a stir: Viktor Vekselberg. h/t @TonyRenner…
As I noted, the WSJ reports the inauguration probe spun partly out of the Cohen raise. Michael Avenatti released a report on Cohen's "suspicious transactions," including roughly $500,000 in payments from Vekselberg.…
One of the big Trump inauguration donors in Avenatti's report: AT&T, which publicly apologized after the revelations.…

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