Democrats seek documents from NRA after reported campaign finance violations

Washington (CNN)Democratic lawmakers pressed the National Rifle Association for more information around millions of dollars in donations the group funneled towards the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Republican congressional candidates in a letter to the NRA’s president Wednesday. Advocacy groups, including the gun control legal group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords, have filed a number of complaints with the Federal Elections Commission detailing the alleged violations. In their letter, the lawmakers ask the NRA for documentation and communications around the group’s policies to comply with federal and state campaign finance law, as well as communications between the NRA and a number of political consulting firms the group reportedly paid to support the Republican candidates. The lawmakers also wrote …