Trump transition team battles pay-to-play accusations

The Trump transition team is pushing back against new questions concerning Trump's potential conflicts of interest -- this time swirling around his inauguration.

The team is doing a bit of damage control Wednesday and said any suggestion of a conflict is totally false.

President-elect Donald Trump is fending off the new pay-to-play accusations after TMZ obtained a brochure saying donors who give $1 million to the newly formed charity called Opening Day could party with the president the day after he's inaugurated.

The big spenders would even get a photo-op with the new president and a hunting or fishing trip with Donald Trump, Jr. or Eric Trump.

This comes after candidate Trump accused his opponent Hillary Clinton of pay-to-play tactics.

 "Hillary Clinton's only allegiance is to herself, her donors and her special interests," Trump said during the campaign.

Officials with the transition team say the scandal is being overblown.

They argue that the details of the brochure were "merely initial concepts that have not been approved or pursued by the Trump family."

A revised brochure was obtained by NBC News, and it removed references to photo-ops and hunting/fishing trips.

This story was filed by NBC News.


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