Conway's husband: Trump Foundation allegations should be referred to US attorney's office

Conway's husband: Trump Foundation allegations should be referred to US attorney's office
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George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayJeh Johnson calls on voters to demand leaders 'adopt a more civil tone' in wake of New Zealand attack The Memo: Questions sharpen for Trump after New Zealand massacre New Zealand mosque killings raise fears among US Muslims MORE, said allegations that the Donald J. Trump Foundation may have violated campaign finance laws should be referred to the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan.

He was responding to a New York Times piece in which experts said it was likely that the Trump Foundation and President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE's campaign violated federal campaign finance laws.

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“These are obviously very serious allegations, and they should be referred to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York,” George Conway tweeted Sunday morning. 

The New York attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit against the president and his foundation last week, alleging that Trump and his charity violated federal and state laws.

The lawsuit includes allegations that the Trump campaign directed how donations held by the Trump Foundation should be distributed, and that the charity made an unreported $2.8 million in-kind donation to the campaign.

The attorney general’s office also sent a pair of referral letters to the Federal Election Commission and the IRS, saying the charity may have violated federal election and tax laws.

The referral letters came as New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood's (D) office filed a lawsuit against the foundation, seeking its dissolution.

Conway has appeared to use Twitter to criticize Trump and his administration in the past — last month he shared tweets knocking the president for a Memorial Day tweet touting his achievements.