Coming on the heels of a complaint filed with the FBI by a Democratic group over a campaign donation from Donald Trump's Foundation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before she decided against investigating complaints against Trump University, Democrats in Washington are asking the Justice Department to investigate as well:
"These payments may have influenced Mrs. Bondi's official decision not to participate in litigation against Mr. Trump," Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee wrote in their letter Tuesday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The Democrats specifically cite anti-bribery laws in their request.
The donation gained new attention following reports that Trump agreed to pay a $2,500 fine to the IRS because he originally gave to Bondi's campaign from his charity, the Trump Foundation.
The request also comes as new questions were raised in a Washington Post report about whether Trump has donated as much to charity as he claims.