CREW filed a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting that it investigate whether Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi solicited a bribe from Donald J. Trump and whether Mr. Trump and the Donald J. Trump Foundation, Inc. paid a bribe to AG Bondi, both violations of federal criminal law. CREW further requested an investigation into whether the Trump Foundation violated federal criminal law by making false representations on multiple tax returns. The Trump Foundation falsely asserted on its 2013 tax return that it engaged in no political activity that year, and inaccurately reported that the money actually contributed to AG Bondi’s political organization was given to a Kansas tax-exempt group with a similar name. The Trump Foundation also appears to have made several additional false representations about who gave it contributions and to whom it gave grants.
CREW has already filed a complaint with the Florida Office of the Attorney General and Commission on Ethics regarding AG Bondi and the Trump Foundation, as well as a pair of complaints with the IRS.