Clinton-aligned group files Justice Department complaint against Trump
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A group aligned with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president The Memo: 'Whistleblower' furor gains steam Missing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani MORE supporters has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice accusing Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE of illegally promising Ben Carson a position in his administration.


In a letter obtained by Politico, the head of the American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) alleged that Trump bribed Carson into endorsing his candidacy after the former neurosurgeon dropped out of the race.

"It has recently come to light that Mr. Donald Trump may have willfully offered Dr. Ben Carson an appointment to his administration should he become president in return for supporting his candidacy," wrote Brad Woodhouse.

"ADLF respectfully requests that you investigate this matter and take all appropriate action as soon as possible," the letter continues.

The allegation is based on an interview Carson gave with Newsmax earlier this month, during which he said that he would serve in a Trump administration in an “advisory capacity,” but declined to give specifics.

"Again, I'm not going to reveal any details about it right now because all of this is still very liquid,” Carson said.

Woodhouse wrote that “Dr. Carson’s comments strongly suggest that Mr. Trump promised him an administration position in return for his endorsement.”

The group, which was founded by longtime Clinton confidant David Brock, also filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Democratic candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll The polls are asking the wrong question Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE this week, accusing his campaign of accepting donations from individual donors that exceeded the legal limit.