Rep. Steve Cohen sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday urging him to investigate whether the Eric Trump Foundation violated federal law by funneling charity money to the family business -- as a recent news report alleged.
"I am seriously concerned about a recent press report concerning an annual charity event hosted by the Eric Trump Foundation for the benefit of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis," Cohen, D-Tenn., said in his letter.
"The report suggests that donors may have been misled, the event may have been used as a pass through to convert charitable donations to the Donald J. Trump Foundation into revenue for Donald Trump's private businesses, and the event may have been used as a vehicle to profit Donald Trump's private businesses … I urge you to investigate to determine whether federal laws have been violated."
Forbes published a story last week alleging the Eric Trump Foundation had been using donations meant to be given to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to pay the Trump Organization.
Eric Trump, the president's second son, is now the co-head of the Trump Organization.
The New York State Attorney General's Office has already announced it is investigating the Eric Trump Foundation.