As Democrats retook control of the House in the 2018 midterms, they wasted no time in attacking President Trump and his administration by launching a barrage of investigations, now, a group of lawmakers is asking the FBI to probe the president’s golf courses.
In a letter written to the FBI, the group of Democrat lawmakers requested “a thorough federal investigation” into what they allege to be “possible violations of both civil and criminal law by the Trump National Golf Club” in New York and New Jersey.
Conservatives quickly condemned the letter as a politically-motivated attempt at making further criminal implications towards President Trump as the Mueller investigation appears to be nearing its anti-climatic conclusion.
The letter focuses on illegal aliens who were formerly hired by the golf club, who, after being approached by the left, have come forward to condemn their former employer.
From The Hill:
A group of Democratic lawmakers are urging the FBI to investigate the Trump Organization’s hiring of undocumented immigrant’s at the company’s golf courses.
“We write to you to request a thorough federal investigation into the disturbing allegations from former Trump Organization employees that demonstrate possible violations of both civil and criminal law by the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York and Bedminster, New Jersey,” Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Yvette D. Clarke, Nydia Velázquez, Joseph Kennedy, III, André Carson, Darren Soto, Jimmy Gomez
, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Tom Malinowski
were among the co-signers.
Grijalva notes in the letter “that the number of immigrants claiming they were employed illegally by the Trump Organization has risen to over 20 individuals.”
“It raises serious questions of criminal activity and numerous violations of employment laws… including conspiracy charges, procuring false documents, and forced and coerced labor,” he said, before noting that the Trump Organization “fired these hardworking employees” as Trump advocated for “a border wall that would supposedly keep undocumented immigrants out.”
Several immigrants have been fired
from Trump properties since reports first surfaced in December of undocumented migrants working at the Trump club in Bedminster, N.J.
The Trump Organization has maintained that executives were not aware that undocumented workers were on the payroll. But several workers have contended that their managers knew about their status and even assisted them in falsifying their documents.
CNN reported last month
that many of the workers met with lawmakers
to urge them to open an investigation into the Trump Organization. The workers also asked for their assistance should they need protection from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Several Democrats have warned
the administration to be cautious with their treatment of immigrants without legal status who were alleging abuse at Trump properties.
The new letter from House Democrats also asks that “the victims of the alleged criminal and civil violations be protected as material witnesses and victims.”