Complaint filed against Trump for alleging offering Carson a job for endorsement
The complaint, filed with the Department of Justice, alleges violation of federal law.
A watchdog group filed a complaint with the Department of Justice, alleging that Republican Presidential front-runner Donald Trumpmay have violated federal law by promising Ben Carson a position in exchange for his support. In a letter to the DOJ dated March 29, the American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF), cites an interview that Carson gave to Newsmax TV on March 14, three days after publicly endorsing Trump for President.
During the interview, Carson said he believes Trump will “surround himself with very good people.” The interviewer asked if Carson would be one of those people, and Carson said, “I will be doing things as well.” When pressed if that meant in Trump’s administration, Carson said, “Certainly in an advisory capacity.” The interviewer asked if Carson and Trump discussed this in their conversation that led to the endorsement, and Carson said, “Yes,” although he would not give details, and described the situation as “very liquid.”