U.S. House Democrats are calling on the Justice Department to investigate the Trump Foundation to ensure the Republican presidential nominee's charity is complying with the law. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. House Democrats are seeking a Justice Department investigation in the Trump Foundation to ensure the Republican presidential nominee's charity is complying with state laws governing nonprofits. The call comes as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he has opened an inquiry into the foundation. Schneiderman, a supporter of Trump's Democratic rival in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, sued the real estate mogul and his now defunct Trump University for fraud in 2013, seeking $40 million in restitution plus penalties and other costs. Democrats in Congress are calling for a federal investigation of a $25,000 donation in 2013 from the Trump Foundation to a political committee supporting Florida's Republican attorney general, Pam Bondi. Democrats have cited an Associated Press report that Bondi solicited the donation personally, around the time her office was debating whether to join New York state's investigation into Trump's real estate training school in Florida. According to the AP, Bondi, who was seeking re-election at the time, broke off the lawsuit deliberations after the check arrived. Bondi, who has endorsed Trump, has called the AP report misleading.