Trump Transition Agrees to Shut Down, State Dept. Official Fined – NBC Los Angeles

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Trump Transition Agrees to Shut Down, State Dept. Official Fined – NBC Los Angeles

The nonprofit that funded President Donald Trump's post-election transition has agreed to cease operations, and a senior State Department official will pay a settlement fine that settles a lawsuit by the New Jersey Attorney General .

Trump for America, Inc., formerly known as the Trump Transition Project, Inc., was founded in New Jersey and, according to Attorney General Gubir Grewal, raised millions for the transition. He sued the group for not registering with the state as a non-profit organization, for collecting money in the state and then failing to comply with a subpoena.

The Trump transition dismissed the lawsuit as "paperwork," and the comparison included no admission of wrongdoing.

A high-ranking official from the State Department, whose office was examined by the overthrown inspector general Steve Linick, was also involved in the lawsuit.

Acting U.S. protocol chief Cam Henderson, who was an adjutant to former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, was paid by the Trump transition to raise money through their LLC, KCH & Associates. The New Jersey Attorney General, however, claims that she did not register as a fundraiser, as required by law.

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