2 firms paid $50 million by Trump inaugural committee

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, about the tragic school shooting in Pa

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, about the tragic school shooting in Pa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly-filed federal tax documents show President Donald Trump's inauguration committee paid two private companies more than $50 million while donating $5 million to charitable causes after the January 2017 event in Washington.

The Trump committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm started by Stephanie Winston-Wolkoff, an adviser to first lady Melania Trump, according to a New York Times report. A Maryland event production company was also paid $25 million for its role in preparing for Trump's inaugural.

The Trump committee's fundraising netted $107 million — nearly twice that of President Barack Obama's inaugural in 2009.

The tax filings show that $3 million was donated to charitable organizations that aided victims of last year's hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. Other donations went to Washington historical causes.