Trump’s campaign has hired an outside law firm to help resolve financial conflicts and “resolve the outstanding issues” between the two campaigns, as well as “address the issues surrounding the 2016 election.”
Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, is using a law firm, the law firm of Covington & Burling, to investigate potential conflicts of interest between his campaign and the DNC, Politico reports.
Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs confirmed the hire to Politico, but said that he was “not aware of the specifics of the investigation” and declined to provide additional details.
According to Politico: “The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is investigating whether the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has engaged in or may have engaged in financial conflicts of interests that could pose a conflict of interest for the DNC in the future,” the law firms statement said.
“We are aware of and are conducting our own investigation into this matter.
We have no further comment at this time.”
The hiring of the law office was first reported by The Hill.