State Dept. Watchdog Investigating Missing Trump Gifts Meant for Foreign Dignitaries

An official said the dollar value of the missing gifts is “significant”

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The State Department inspector general is investigating whether Trump administration officials helped themselves to expensive Trump-branded gifts meant for foreign dignitaries, NBC News confirmed Tuesday.

The Office of the Inspector General is investigating whether political appointees of then-President Donald Trump removed the taxpayer-funded presents from the State Department gift vault in January and took them home, a department official with knowledge of the events said.

The official said the dollar value of the missing gifts is “significant.”

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