Pence confident Trump foundation followed law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joins Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Westfield, Ind., Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joins Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Westfield, Ind., Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence is defending Donald Trump against new criticism of how the Republican presidential hopeful used his charitable foundation.

The vice presidential nominee told NBC’s Brian Williams in an interview broadcast late Tuesday that he’s confident the Trump Foundation will be able to “demonstrate that they fully complied with the law.”

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported Trump used money the foundation had raised to pay legal settlements for which he was personally liable. Such transactions, the newspaper reported, could violate federal tax laws against using charities for “self-dealing.”

The report was based on interviews and legal documents.

Pence told NBC there are “a number of factual errors in that story.” Pressed on what those errors are, Pence said he thinks “the foundation will be able to lay those out.”

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