Dems Launch Probe Into Possible Illegal Coordination Between Trump Campaign, NRA

on May 20, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 20: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introduced with Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA (Inst... LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 20: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introduced with Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) Leadership Forum during the NRA Convention at the Kentucky Exposition Center on May 20, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. The NRA endorsed Trump at the convention. The convention runs May 22. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) are investigating possible illegal coordination between the NRA and Trump campaign, after reports claimed that the NRA allegedly broke campaign finance laws by creating shell companies to give excessive funds to Trump as well as congressional Republicans.

The letter notes that the pro-gun rights group spent more than $50 million during the 2016 election cycle.

The lawmakers are demanding a whole host of records by March 6.

Read the letter to Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO, here:

Read the other letters to the various companies included in the investigation here.

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